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Record Number: 8392
Displayed from: Jan 12, 2012 , until: Jan 22, 2012
Eighteen area Zumba instructors will lead participants for two hours of dancing, sweating and lots of fun in support of Fort Wayne Community Schools' Study Connection on Saturday, Jan. 21. The event will be in memory of Holland Elementary student Aliahna Lemmon who died last month. Aliahna was a Study Connection student, and a portion of the money raised will be used to purchase books for Holland Elementary. Zumba is a combination of Latin dancing with a cardiovascular workout. From 1-3 p.m. at North Side High School, the instructors will lead the participants, with each instructor introducing their own flair to the exercise. Registration can be done online at The cost to participate in the fundraiser is $30 with your choice of a razorback tank-top or short sleeve wicking T-shirt and $15 without a shirt. In addition to purchasing books for Holland, proceeds will benefit Study Connection, Fort Wayne Community Schools' after-school tutoring program, which partners students with employees at businesses and organizations throughout the community. To learn more, visit

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.