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Knights Ferry School: Denim, Diamonds, Chromebooks

Knights Ferry School: Denim, Diamonds, Chromebooks


POSTED April 19, 2017 7:40 a.m.
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Students of Knights Ferry Elementary School will soon reap the rewards of heroic proportion volunteer efforts. Earlier this year the ‘little school on the hill’ hosted its 20th Annual benefit dinner auction. As result the event netted a total of $53,000.

“The theme this year was Denim and Diamonds and everything from the stunning decorations to everyone attending was simply sparkling,” event coordinator and Knights Ferry School teacher Kim Best stated.

As a result of the generous donations, sold out attendance and funds raised through live and silent auctions, proceeds will be used to purchase 60 Chromebooks. The purchase will place the technology in the hands of every student in fifth through eighth grades.

“Every child in fifth through eighth grade will have a computer next year because of the dedication and generosity of our parents and community members,” Best stated. “It was amazing to watch as (auction) paddles raised until we met our goal.”

The event organizer shared the 20th annual event was not only just made possible, but a resounding success due to community and parent involvement. There were a total of 141 silent auction items, 182 raffle items and a live auction unique to the school and its culture/community.

“The best part of the evening is the live auction,” Best shared.

Many of the auction items were handmade by students, with each class at the school submitting a project to be auctioned off. Those projects traditionally bring in hundreds of dollars for each item.

 

“This year we will not only be able to provide 1 to 1 devices, but field trips, sixth grade camp, two scholarships to Washington DC, high school scholarships, classroom supplies to teachers, ski trips and anything else that may arise as a need for our school,” Best explained. “We know in Knights Ferry that it takes a village to raise a child and we take that very seriously.”

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