by David Tompos
On February 23 and 24, NTA opened its doors to NorthWood High School students for their annual Phone-A-Thon. This event raises thousands of dollars for scholarships to benefit local students who want to further their education.
The Phone-A-Thon has been held every year for the past 12 years. The fundraiser is a big part of the NorthWood Scholarship Foundation Fund for the Senior Class. Over the course of two nights, approximately 50 students split into two shifts and begin making phone calls to family, friends, businesses and other individuals who contribute to the future of local students.
Several students stated that not only was the event fun, but that they were pleased with the amount of money that was raised. “I was very pleased with how much money we raised,” said Blakely Lengacher, “I was in the shift that raised over $10,000.” This year, the fundraiser brought $24,801 into the general fund that will be distributed to graduating NorthWood students that meet the foundations’ requirements.
NTA is proud to be a member of the Nappanee community, and is pleased to be able to invest in the future of our young people.