US daily Glendale News-Press writes that 150 parents and children walked from the small campus of the Armenian Sisters Academy in Montrose to Crescenta Valley Park Saturday morning to raise money for adding “smart boards” in the school’s classrooms.
As reported, a parent, Nayree Tanossian, brought her daughters Lily, 5, and Nancy, 3, to walk the two miles to the park where there would be a juggling stilt walker.
“We don’t receive a lot of public funds so we have to do a lot of fundraising ourselves,” Tanossian said.
Event organizer and parent Naris Khalatian Bethel set a goal to raise $60,000 to pay for nine additional smart boards and so far, the school, with 270 students from pre-school to eighth grade, has raised nearly $18,000.
According to Khalatian the walk also took on a patriotic theme to get students excited about the election.