Students get new bikes for passing test

[lin_video src=×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1379733543&height=360&page_count=5&pf_id=9626&show_title=1&va_id=4366849&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=360 div_id=videoplayer-1379733543 type=script]

CAMPBELL, Ohio — Free bikes were given to 54 Campbell elementary students Friday afternoon.

The students earned the brand new sets of wheels because they passed the reading and math parts of the Ohio Achievement Assessment last school year when they were in fourth grade.

The bike give-away started eight years ago and more than 400 students have earned a free bike.

“I live in Campbell, so I drive down the street and see them riding the bikes, that makes me real proud because they wouldn’t be riding those bikes of we didn’t do this,” said Dr. Robert Walls, Principal, Campbell Elementary.

The Campbell Ecumenical Council funds the bike project with a number of fundraisers.

Area churches and businesses also donated to the cause.

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s