3 Williamsport Area Middle School students lead walk-a-thon effort

Three Williamsport Area Middle School students led the charge in securing individual sponsorships for their school’s walk-a-thon event on Oct. 5. The three collectively raised more than $870, representing more than half of the overall total of about $1,500 generated among the student body.

The money raised will help support activities related to the building’s School-wide Positive Behavior Program.

Eighth-grade student Becca White collected the most sponsors, raising more than $500 from about 60 donors, while seventh-grade students Benjamin Smith and Daniel Confer followed by generating $200 and $170, respectively.

The school’s walk-a-thon was held in observance of National Walk to School Day. National Walk to School Day is organized by the Partnership for a Walkable America, which “began in 1997 as a one-day event aimed at building awareness for the need for walkable communities.”