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Sixth-grader Carter King, left, looks for trash along Mill Pond Friday morning during the Pacelli Catholic Schools Walk-a-Thon. Pacelli students raised more than $20,000 for the school's operations fund this year.
Sixth-grader Carter King, left, looks for trash along Mill Pond Friday morning during the Pacelli Catholic Schools Walk-a-Thon. Pacelli students raised more than $20,000 for the school's operations fund this year.

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Pacelli takes to Mill Pond for annual walkathon

Published 4:34pm Saturday, October 26, 2013

Pacelli Catholic Schools students continued a time-honored tradition Friday morning when the whole school walked through downtown Austin in its annual walkathon.

Students raised more than $20,000 this year for the schools’ operating fund, though Pacelli President Jim Hamburge said students may hit their $30,000 goal by the end of the weekend.

“It’s really an exciting day,” Hamburge said.

Students will be able to choose where about 20 percent of the money is spent, which could include new playground or Phy Ed equipment, and new iPads for school libraries.

Students walked several blocks through downtown Austin and Mill Pond, where they picked up trash along the way.

“We not only want to help our school, we want to be good citizens,” Hamburge said. “We want [students] to be good citizens as well as good students and family members at Pacelli.”

Pacelli students have taken part in the walkathon for decades, and this year the school celebrates its 100th anniversary.


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