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Interact event rasies over $1000

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The LHS Interact Club co-hosted a 5K run and walk around the streets of Liberty on Sunday, May 7. The Race for Others 5k Run and Walk raised over $1000 for the Haiti Clean Water Project and the Schools To End Poverty in Vietnam. The race attracted 19 walkers and 15 runners. Winners were as follows:

Open running
1st - Luis Campos
2nd - Miguel Campos
3rd - Mike Hazelnis

12 and under running
1st - Carlos Campos

Walkers
1st - Carmen Lopez Barragan

Many different organizations and individuals helped to organize and assist with the event. Volunteers from FBLA along with Mr. Dan Hart provided snacks and set up the cafĂ©. Rotarians helped out with registration and at the finish line. Student Council members and their advisor ms. Celia Oset helped chalk the route, set up water tables with the help of Principal and Rotarian Jack Strassman. Interact members set up and ran the kids’ “Fun Run”. The winners were Rigo Barragan and Damaris Velazquez. The LES third grade teachers fielded a team consisting of staff, parents and students. Isaac Ayala designed the T-shirt logo with help from art teacher Kathy Johansen. Teachers Kim Heinle and Cindy Elmauer helped with the time keeping. Jack Etter was our Emcee for the event.

Legislator Aileen Gunther was the startter for the race accompanied by Liberty Mayor Ron Stabak.

Quotes:

FBLA Advisor Dan Hart: “I was so glad to be a part of the 5K yesterday, I really enjoyed myself and was proud of the job all the students did. Looking forward to working again on this and seeing the event grow year by year.”

Principal Jack Strassman: “It was a big success. Next year we get 100 participants!”

Interact Advisor Penny Medina: “It was great to see so many school and community clubs come together to have fun and support a great cause! I was impressed to see the 3rd grade teachers round up parents and students to participate as a 'team' to support the common core they are teaching! We hope we have started an annual run!”

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