Students raise $11,000 during yearly spell-a-thon

Friday, November 2, 2012
Students at Hacker Middle School show some of the certificates they received during Friday's spell-a-thon assembly.

Students at Hacker Middle School raised more than $11,000 this month as part of a fundraiser that encourages academic excellence while benefitting their respective classrooms.

The school's annual spell-a-thon started last month as fifth and sixth students prepared for a 100-word test based on high-frequency writing words middle school students use in normal conversations, according to Principal Nikki Cruser.

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