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Cherokee County school system cashes in on eclipse

Andrews Middle School found itself a prime total solar eclipse viewing spot. (Image: WTVC)

Here's to being in the right place at the right time.

The Cherokee County, North Carolina school system cashed in on the August 21st total solar eclipse.

Superintendent Jeana Conley tells us they raised more than $30,000 on the weekend of the total solar eclipse.

Andrews Middle School found itself a prime total solar eclipse viewing spot. So the school rented out the space to campers and other eclipse fans. They sold food out of the cafeteria.

Conley says the money will go to STEM and robotics clubs and provide transportation for kids who might not otherwise get to take part.

Check out our solar eclipse viewer gallery here.

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