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Record Number: 3113
Displayed from: Apr 20, 2007 , until: Apr 20, 2007
It will be Dancing for Dustin Friday, April 20, when staff and students at Northrop High School hold a cookout and dance from 3-6 p.m. at the school. All proceeds are going to the family of senior Dustin Faurote, a member of the school's swimming team who was left paralyzed after an accident that happened during Spring Break, April 4, in Texas. Dustin is currently in the Shepherd Center in Atlanta to begin his rehabilitation. This is one of the top centers in the country, and specializes in younger patients, having a special emphasis on finishing high school and college prep. Dustin is glad to be there and is ready to start the long journey ahead of him. For information on his condition, go to CarePage at: Northrop's Tailgate Club is donating the food for the dance and manning the grill. A large turn-out is expected. Cost to attend is $5. The school is located at 7001 Coldwater Road. Principal is Barbara Ahlersmeyer. For information about the dance, contact Deb Clark, teacher, at 467-2347.

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.