Academic Decathlon team find advisors, continue fundraising

— Axelson said the team is determined, as always, to make it to nationals again this year — and to raise the necessary funding to pay for the trip. She has so far lined up five individual sponsors, and the team continues to hold their usual fundraisers. They are currently undertaking a holiday gift wrapping fundraiser, which will run throughout the month of December from 3 to 6 p.m. every Thursday and from 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday at Common Grounds. The team will wrap Christmas gifts for $2 per package ($5 minimum). They will also hold their annual Mother’s Day basket raffle in May.

The team has so far raised about $10,000, and has another $10,000 or so to go, Wightman said. Any funds raised and not used this year will be put into the AD team’s account to be used the following year.

“This is a team that really speaks to a lot of peoples’ hearts,” Axelson said. “We’re standing strong [and] very excited.”

For more information about the AD team’s fundraising efforts or to inquire about being a team sponsor, contact Danielle Axelson at daxelson123@gmail.com.

Jason Emerson is editor of the Cazenovia Republican. He can be reached at editor@cazenoviarepublican.com.

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