When a Crofton real estate agent writes about the schools, it's usually about school rankings or test scores, new equipment or facilities, career accomplishments of teachers or academic achievements of students. It's rarely because of their philanthropy!
But then, how many public elementary schools raise over $17,000 for medical research? That's exactly what they did at Crofton Elementary School on Duke of Kent Street this year.
Their "Coins for Kids" campaign raised $3,294,43. But their BIG fundraiser was a "Hop-A-Thon" which raised $14,000 for Cystic Fibrosis. The community is very proud of them, and so is Governor Martin O'Malley who awarded them a Governor's Citation.
The best (or at least favorite) reward, however, was seeing Principal Donna O'Shea and Assistant Principal Colleen Brusca step up to the mat, as promised - for a sumo wrestling match, no less, It was too close to call and a tie was declared, but the winner surely was Cystic Fibrosis Research. Teachers got involved, too, with some of them dying their hair blue when the fundraising goal was achieved.
Laura Gordon, whose second-grade son Austin has Cystic Fibrosis, accepted the check for $17,294.43 on behalf of the Foundation.
But this isn't the only special project at Crofton Elementary this year. Read about Best Buddies, International Week, Junior Achievement, Drownproofing, and the Birthday Book Club on the Crofton Elementary School website.
If you're relocating to Maryland, and schools are important to you, isn't this the kind of school community you want for your chiildren? Crofton has three excellent elementary schools, and a fourth one opening in September. Excellent schools are just one of the reasons Crofton real estate is a good investment and why Crofton was named by Money Magazine as one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live.
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This information was provided to you by Margaret Woda, an Associate Broker with Long & Foster Real Estate in Crofton Maryland. Contact Margaret today for general real estate information or to learn how she can help you buy or sell a home in Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton, Davidsonville, Gambrills, and Odenton.
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