Pictured (left to right): Joey West, a personal friend of Tommy Midgett.
Gladeville Student Loves Computer Coding and Robotics
Recently, Gerri Ann Ford, the computer teacher at Gladeville Elementary, told her students that they were going to have a “Penny Drive” in order to raise money for some new robotics. The robotics can be programmed or coded by students to do simple commands. One of her students was very excited by this idea and organized a separate fundraiser for the classroom.
Tommy Midgett a 4th grader at Gladeville decided to set up a booth at Gladefest and sell crafts that he had made for the festival. Tommy’s parents, Brian and Christina Midgett were very supportive and helped Tommy with the booth. Tommy also sold other items prior to the Gladefest for the classroom. Overall Tommy donated $250.00 to the Gladeville Computer Program to help purchase robotics such as Edison, Ozobots, and Dash and Dot. Tommy wants to someday major in Computer Programming so he can design and make robots. Mrs. Ford is very proud of Tommy for the creative way that he chose to raise money for the Computer Program.