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GR8 Job: Community rewards students who "Aspire"

Swifton police handing out hot dogs (Source: Ailey Fields) Swifton police handing out hot dogs (Source: Ailey Fields)
Kids in line to get snow cones (Source: Ailey Fields) Kids in line to get snow cones (Source: Ailey Fields)
Police cooking hot dogs (Source: Ailey Fields) Police cooking hot dogs (Source: Ailey Fields)
Seventh graders walking to the park (Source: Ailey Fields) Seventh graders walking to the park (Source: Ailey Fields)
Police officers handing out hot dogs (Source: Ailey Fields) Police officers handing out hot dogs (Source: Ailey Fields)
SWIFTON, AR (KAIT) -

By Ailey Fields, Swifton Middle School student, Guest Reporter

To celebrate perfect attendance, preparedness, and good work ethic each day of the state-mandated ACT Aspire test, the students at Swifton Middle School, which is part of the Jackson County School District, were rewarded with a fun day at the Swifton City Park on Thursday, April 12.

The City of Swifton Police Department, Fire Department, and other city workers grilled hot dogs, served drinks, and chips for all 193 students at the middle school. The hot dogs and buns were donated by Wal-Mart, the chips were donated by Frito-Lay, the drinks were purchased by the City of Swifton, and condiments were donated by Rusty’s Convenience Store in Swifton. There was also a snow cone vendor on site, Pack’s Shaved Ice, and all the students were given a snow cone purchased by the Swifton Middle School Student Council.

To round out the exciting day, the Jackson County School District PTO provided bouncy houses by R & R Amusement at the school campus for the students to enjoy all day!

Thanks to everyone that helped out after two long days of testing to make the day extra special!

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