Store Donates Snacks, Fruit, Water For Aims Testing Days

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If Rim Country Middle School students did well on recent AIMS testing, they might owe a debt of gratitude to the Payson Safeway store.

The appreciation would be due the grocery chain giant because the store donated stores of snacks, fruits, bottled water and beverages for the students to have during the recent testing.

"So many of our students don't eat a healthy breakfast and we know that's very important to do well on the (AIMS) tests," RCMS teacher Lori Standifird said. "Safeway was very generous in supplying all the items it did."

The donations were doled out to the students during the testing periods, which took place April 8 (writing), April 9 (reading 1, math 1), April 15 (reading II, math II), April 16 (reading III, math III) and April 17 (science).

"We know the students very much appreciated the snacks and beverages," Standifird said.

The students, parents and school officials should receive results of the mandatory testing early this summer.

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