Reminiscing: Middle School Book Drive (2002)

Prior to high school, I was a bona-fide overachiever. This included a duty as president of my middle school’s National Junior Honor Society. During my 8th grade year, we ran a book drive for the elementary school nearest ours, one I believe was deemed an “at-risk” school under the No Child Left Behind Act. Our initial goal of collecting 1,000 children’s books was shattered with a final count somewhere around 4,500 books. Here is the news report highlighting the event, which aired around December 15, 2002. (Warning: My elocution and sweater-belt are completely terrible.)

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Kyle Anderson
I'm a media and IT professional and JavaScript developer who worked most recently as an Associate Broadcast IT Engineer (Tier II) for CNN in Atlanta. One of my life-long goals is to help bridge data divides - missing connections between software systems and data stores - promoting inter-system communication and automation. Many of the projects described here reflect this goal in some way or another.