Fountain Goes Maroon, Pirates Raise Money For Scholarships


Photo credit: Zach Machado

Photo credit: Zach Machado
Photo credit: Zach Machado

By Khayla McClinton, Staff Writer

This past weekend, Armstrong painted the town maroon at Johnson Square.

Paint the Town Maroon is a fundraiser where students, faculty and staff, in conjunction with a large group of Armstrong alumni rally to help fund Armstrong scholarships while showing off school pride.

The effort total raised almost $90,000 for scholarships.

There was also a fundraiser at Chipotle Mexican Grill, where students that went could mention Armstrong and have the proceeds come back to the school.

Once downtown students paraded around Savannah showcasing Armstrong’s colors.

The event was sponsored by groups such as Savannah Morning News, Burger King, and The Westin.

Paint the Town Maroon gives students an opportunity to make connections with alumni in hopes of being able to further their careers.

The event was also intended to bring the school and the community together. “Armstrong students are lucky to have an open community,” Kyle Swint, a freshman nursing major said “As Armstrong grows, so will the community.”