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Cards given for grades

SELMA — Payne Elementary fourth-grade student Jada Braxton is going to study more now that Taylorville is offering students free reloadable Teddy Bear cards for making the A-B honor roll each six weeks.

She is excited about the cards, “so I can play games and have fun,” Jada said.

Taylorville, a family entertainment center, started the program this past six week grading period as an incentive for students to do well in school.

Principals at participating schools are issued the cards to pass out to the honor roll students.

Each card has $1 credit for each A the specific student has earned.

“It’s for them to use in the facility for however they want to use it,” said Keisha Ware, promotions and marketing manager at Taylorville. “By the time this all comes out, we might have at least 10 schools participating.”

The program is available to elementary and middle schools. Each school has been issued about 100 cards.

Cards will be awarded to the schools again after the next grading periods. Students can choose to have a new card, or they can bring the cards to Taylorville to be consolidated onto one card. Students should register cards in case they are lost.

Taylorville has been open since April. It offers a miniature golf course, laser tag, gaming and picnic area.

“We’re geared to giving back to the community and giving the community a family-friendly and safe place,” Ware said.