Article by Skyler Lampkin, On The Edge Student Reporter, Edgewood Middle School
Edgewood’s first dance in years, “A Night To Dream”, was a success! Plenty of people showed up to have fun, mingle and to dance with their special someone.
The week of the dance ended in fashion and many volunteers put work in to make the event spectacular. I could not see anything wrong with this dance. The students that showed up were not disappointed. They had a ball!
The reason Edgewood hosted this dance was for former student, Jaden Stout, who passed away in mid-July. Stout would have been an Edgewood eighth grade student. The dance was held to help raise funds for the Jaden Stout Memorial Fund. While all the kids had fun at the dance, they knew why they were there. They knew who they were there for.
Edgewood raised a total of $2,077 for the fund. If you’re reading this and you saw that number, you may think that’s a lot. You’re right, that is a lot. Some students didn’t even buy tickets, they just donated the money to help pay for it. Never before have I seen a school that has raised that much money on one event. Not just any event, Jaden’s event. A Night to Dream isn’t just a name for a dance; it’s an event that helped us remember Jaden Stout.
(Editor’s Notes: Anyone wishing to donate to help the students reach the $5,000 goal needed to establish the endowment, may give monetary gifts to the Kosciusko County Community Foundation in the name of Jaden Stout Memorial Scholarship, 102 E. Market St., Warsaw, IN 46580. Donations may also be made online at kcfoundation.org.
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