Henderson Elementary Students Participate in Second Annual Fun Run

Posted on 09/20/2018
Students gather before the Fun Run at Henderson

The track at Henderson Elementary was full of laughter, cheering, and a sea of colorful shirts and team flags on Sept. 20 as the school held their Second Annual Fun Run. This year’s fundraiser collected money to update student technology, as well as school programs. Henderson families were able to gather pledges for every lap run by their child.

Students were invited to run, walk, and even dance their way through the course as their favorite songs blasted through the sound system. Teachers, staff, and families cheered from the sidelines with plastic clappers in hand and big smiles on their faces. Third grader Aerianna Waters-Ratliff was excited for the day, particularly the partner run, and she was able to “spend time with friends.”

Students running the course at the Fun RunMeanwhile, third grader Zidian Walker shared her appreciation for the water bucket station on a hot day, where she “could soak herself with water.”  Though it was a warm day for September, the students stayed hydrated and were determined to fill the cards on their shirts, which were marked every time they completed a lap. Fifth grader Chloe Fiely was driven and ready for the day, and had her goal in sight. “I love the feeling of knowing that you got through the run.”

Not only was the day a blast for students, but Henderson was also able to raise achieve their goal of raising $30,000. Way to make it to the finish line, Eagles!

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