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Record Number: 4383
Displayed from: Oct 06, 2008 , until: Nov 06, 2008
A group of 46 Northrop High School seniors will to travel to Washington, D.C., in January to attend the inauguration ceremonies of the 44th President of the United States of America. The students, who have taken Advanced Placement Economics, Government or U.S. History or Honors Government, will spend Jan. 19 and 20 in Washington attending the Inaugural Parade and Speech and visiting Washington attractions. Prior to their trip they will focus on raising money so all students can afford the trip. The cost is about $500 per student. Staff and students will be able to donate $1 to wear a hat to school on Wednesday, Oct. 8. On Friday, Oct. 10, there will be a Homecoming Pep Session at about 1:30 p.m. during which three staff members will kiss a pig. Students have been donating money in the name of staff members they would like to see smooch the swine. The top three earners will get the privilege in front of the entire Northrop family. The seniors will continue raising money over the next few months, including seeking donations. Anyone interested in donating should contact teacher Christine Binns at 467-2300.

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.