By Joseph Pratt
The Wheelersburg High School (WHS) National Honor Society will be sponsoring a 5k run for Sierra’s Haven on April 26, starting at 10 a.m. at the high school.
The students at WHS always organize a charity event twice a year to obtain their volunteer hours needed to be inducted to their National Honor Society chapter. The students typically decide the event, organize it, work it and make it happen.
The fall’s event was their annual Jingle Bell Ball, which raised over $1,000 for juvenile diabetes research.
When the students had enough school days in the hectic winter to discuss a spring event, the students were very serious about helping out Sierra’s Haven Animal Clinic, because the no-kill animal shelter was expressing a dire need for assistance at the time.
The students brainstormed for ideas to raise money for the shelter and finally settled on a 5k run/walk.
“The only theme is to raise money for Sierra’s Haven,” Chris Pastor, WHS National Honor Society faculty sponsor, said. “The students have reacted with enthusiasm and have been extremely helpful in getting it organized, getting registration forms created and distributed and getting fliers posted; everything that I could ask, they have done.”
The cost is $15 in advance and $20 the day of the event. Checks should be made out to the Wheelersburg High School National Honor Society. Participants need to complete a registration form that can be found online, at the high school office and at the school the day of the event.
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