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Grab Your Kicks and Your Kids…

The Neely’s Bend 5K is one month away. We are ecstatic! Join us for a fun-filled day investing in your school and community servants.
Register by March 28 and use coupon code neelysbend5kfun for $5 off on individual registration and $20 off on family registration (must register at least four people). Sign-up at www.neelysbend5k.com/runners

Project-Based Class Puts Students in the Community Spotlight

The teachers at Madison Academy like to try new things. This school year, the schedule was swapped around so first period was a time for classes that made students move or create (fitness, band, handbells, newspaper, etc.). It was a hit. Second semester the teachers wanted to continue this style, but offer a few more project-based classes, one being web development the other public relations 101.

A project-based class combines real-world skills with class concepts to find solutions to their long-term class project. For PR 101 that means bringing back and planning the Neely’s Bend 5K.

The students, being mentored by Vicki Anderson and Taleah Valles-Peters, are doing everything. From creating the website to the flyers, courting sponsors to promoting to runners, this class is incredibly hands-on and the students are learning practical skills that will take them far in the workplace.

The students wanted this race to benefit more than just the Madison Campus community. That’s why the race is benefiting two causes, Madison Academy work-study scholarship and the 100 Club of Nashville. The 100 club, created by local Madison business owners, aids police officers and firefighters who are traumatically injured or lose their lives in the line of duty.

Sophomores Leo and Khani presenting at the Madison-Rivergate Chamber of Commerce meeting in February

These officers keep our community safe. Thank you!

The Public Relations 101 Class at their table at the Madison-Rivergate Chamber of Commerce meeting in Febr

 

“This class gives me the opportunity to come out of my shell.” Stated Leo, a sophomore in the class, “Never before would I have had the chance to speak in front of the chamber of commerce or meet so many interesting people in our community. I can’t wait to see how many people will come out to support this 5K.”

Sign-up today at www.neelysbend5k.com

 

-Hannah Cerbasi, Sophomore and Taleah Valles-Peters