Recently Parkside Elementary students participated in the GO! Read, Right & Run Marathon at Forest Park in St. Louis.
Parkside Elementary Counselor Andrea Simily said a full marathon consists of running 26.2 miles and the purpose of this program is to read 26 books, right 26 good deeds and run 26.2 miles throughout the school year.
“Since November, third grade teacher Becki Mooney and I have been working with our RRR students on completing the program after school and logging all of their hard work,” said Simily. “This is the first year North County students have participated in this program. We couldn’t be more proud of our students. They have what it takes to work hard to meet long-term goals and have fun while doing it.”
There was a total of 19 students that participated and 12 of those students made the trip to St. Louis to run their final 1.2 miles of their journey alongside 6,000 other students from the St. Louis and surrounding areas.
Students who participated in the program are third grade students: Cole Barnes, Eli Hurt, Kaylee Price and Carly Roberts. Fourth grade students who participated are Kyle Boyer, Caylee Cannell, Danny Gantz, Emma LaChance, Mason Lay, Jack Leeds, Aurora Magura, Alia Manzella, Macy McCarty, Reese Smith, Landon Stotler, Holden Swift, Haley Thornton, Nora Umfleet and Evan Veach.
Renee Bronaugh is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-518-3617 or firstname.lastname@example.org