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Class of 2017 Sets Scholarship Record
The Williamson County Schools Class of 2017 can add a new district record to its list of accomplishments. As of May 25, this year’s graduating seniors have been offered approximately $170 million in college scholarships. That’s $25 million more than last year’s class and $34 million more than the Class of 2015. With a total of 2,797 graduating seniors in the Class of 2017, that equals to approximately $60,770 per student. “This is a remarkable achievement,” said WCS Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney. “It’s true that hard work pays off, and I could not be prouder of our students.”
Boosterthon Helps One Million Students Give Back to Local Communities Nationwide
Boosterthon hosted its annual giveback initiative called “A Million Students Strong” on May 20. It celebrates the collective impact of more than one million students across the country by donating to food banks in local communities. Booster team members, school leaders and their families packed these meals in select cities across America on the same day. Throughout the academic year, every time a class reached $30 per lap in its Boosterthon Fun Run, Boosterthon pledged to provide three meals to local individuals in need, with the goal of providing 160,000 meals across the country and raising awareness about hunger in United States communities. Boosterthon raises much-needed funds for schools across America while offering students a unique fitness, leadership and character education program. Throughout its sixteen-year history, Boosterthon has raised more than $155 million for schools. For more information about the “A Million Students Strong” event, visit facebook.com/boosterthon or go to boosterthon.com.