It’s official, KPS kids heading to Tennessee

KILLALOE – Students from Killaloe Public School will be travelling to Knoxville, Tennessee this month following a flood of community support.

For a month now, KPS Grade 6/7 students Jackson Parker, Becca Jahoor, Emily Borutski, Amber Thibault and Luna Nordholt (dubbed, the Green Growers), have been fundraising to participate in the Destination Imagination Global Finals.

It takes place in Knoxville, Tennessee from May 20-23. Students will be presenting their unique solution to a community issue. The local students are focusing on healthy food for all and have researched a community garden. In addition to participating in the event, the students want to take it one-step further and actually plant a community garden this summer in Killaloe.

In order to attend the Destination Imagination Global Finals, students had to raise at least $13,000 to participate. The funds pay for bus transportation, teacher supervision, registration, accommodation and meals.

This past weekend, the students were busy putting the finishing touches on their fundraising. A car wash was held at the school on Saturday and a Mother’s Day brunch, complete with a silent auction, was held on May 10 at the Killaloe Lions Hall.

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