Friday, November 17, 2006

Dearborn Middle School shines at Niketown 5K for Kids

The Dearborn Middle School was a clear winner at the recent Niketown 5K for Kids race at Franklin Park, raising more money and fielding more participants than any other school. Nearly 100 students, family members and staff from the school participated in either the 5K (3.1 miles) race or the NikeGo 1 Mile run, earning the Dearborn $1,485. The school plans to use the money support its physical education program and to create a fitness boot camp for 8th graders and staff. Two Dearborn students—7th grader Daisy Guzman and 8th grader Michael Campbell—were the first female and male runners to finish the one-mile run, which began just after the 5K. The Dearborn students had spent weeks preparing for the race by going on timed runs in their physical education class. Four other BPS schools were also among the top ten fundraisers: Fenway High School; Roosevelt Elementary School; Mission Hill K-8 School; and Orchard Gardens K-8 School.

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