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Gladeville fourth grader takes on fundraising for robotics

Staff Reports • Updated Oct 27, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Gerri Ann Ford, computer teacher at Gladeville Elementary School, told her students they would have a penny drive to raise money for some new robotics.   

The robotics can be programmed or coded by students to do simple commands. One of her students was excited by this idea and organized a separate fundraiser for the classroom.  

Tommy Midgett, a fourth grader at Gladeville Elementary School, decided to set up a booth at GladeFest and sell crafts he had made at the festival. Midgett’s parents, Brian and Christina Midgett, were supportive and helped their son with the booth. Midgett also sold other items prior to GladeFest for the classroom.  

After the final tally, Midgett donated $250 to the Gladeville computer program to help buy robotics such as Edison, Ozobots and Dash and Dot.  

Midgett said he wants to someday major in computer programming so he can design and make robots. Ford said she was proud of Midgett for the creative way he chose to raise money for the computer program.

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