St. Raymond Students Run for Technology
On Friday, April 13, Saint Raymond held its annual Jogathon, a fundraiser that supports the schools access to new technology. The jogathon is a schoolwide anticipated event that encourages perseverance and confidence and teaches the affect a good attitude has on one’s life. Each student runs as many laps as they can twenty minutes, receiving money from sponsors for every lap he or she runs or from a flat donation to the school given prior to the event. All money raised is given to the school to help integrate the use of efficient technology into school curriculum. Individual prizes are given to students who run the most laps of their grade and who raise the most money from collecting sponsorships from their neighbors, family, and friends. Prizes are also given to the grade who raises the most money and who ran the most laps. Fifth grade was this year’s winner of this prize, as they ran 775 laps and raised 10,701 dollars as a whole. The school in all raised over 51,000 dollars and ran 6132 laps, or 511 miles. As a reward for everyone’s fantastic effort shown at the Jogathon, the school will host an ice cream social on Friday, May 11, and a cardinal-wear-day.
All students exhibited impressive effort during this year’s Jogathon. Some students stood out, though, in terms of how many laps they ran. First, second, and third place medals were given to students in each grade who ran a significant number of laps. In Kindergarten, Blake Budelli, Dexter Brown, and Camilla Colorado took third place, while Marcus Bruzoni and Tessa Madrigal placed second. The students who ran the most laps in kindergarten were Eleanor Heitmann and Charles Hourigan. In first grade, Andrew Coyle and Ava Henry placed third in their grade, James Moeschler and Margaret Miltenberg placed second, and Beau Cassel and Emilie Curtiss won. In second grade, Arthur Styer and Sana Kalidindi placed third. Riley Brill and Lindsay Heppberger placed second, and Sofia Bruzoni and Bode Stent placed first for their age group. Ligia Cevasco and Egan Bradley both took third place in third grade, while Gabriela Colorado and Henry Styer placed second. The students who ran the most laps in third grade were Annalia Hood, Catherine Hansen, and David Sala. In fourth grade, Charles Vanis and Evelyn Knestrick placed third overall. Sarah Thieman and Antonio Madrigal placed second, and Addison Finn and Cristos Trinidad placed first out of all the fourth-grade students. Patrick Kane and Paige Halligan from fifth grade took third place, while Grace Coyle and Tomas Bruzoni took second place. Audrey Kirscht and Thomas Heppberger received the award for most laps run out of the fifth-grade class. In sixth grade, Milun Kalidindi, Cristine O’toole, and Marina Madrigal took third place while Tatum Schultz and Patrick Boyd took second. Katherine Ward and Nelson Harris ran the most laps out of sixth grade. Will Heppberger and Annika Porteous placed third in seventh grade, while Roman Trinindad and Peyon Meinhardt placed second. Zoe Brown and Nicholas Machicao took first place in seventh grade. Eighth graders Ryan Morey and Mikayla Knestrick placed third in their grade in terms of how many laps they ran. Drew McCanna and Kate Mayle took third place, and Lucy Coyle, Jameson O’toole, and Stefan Svanberg ran the most laps of their grade. The students who ran the most laps out of everyone in the entire school were Thomas Heppberger, who ran a total of 34.25 laps, and Audrey Kirscht, who ran a total of 33.50 laps. All students of Saint Raymond worked hard, and we are all excited for the new technology that is a result of this hard work.
Along with prizes given out for running the most laps, students also had the chance to win an award for the total amount of money they raised. Bode Stent, from second grade, raised 1400 dollars. Ian Smith, from kindergarten, raised 2326.25 dollars. The person who raised the most money from collecting donations was Andrew Greene, from fifth grade, who raised a total of 6,642 dollars, and won early lunch for a week and free dress for the remainder of the school year. After all awards had been given to their recipients, a raffle was held. Lauren Vanis from kindergarten won, and she was given a new pair of Nike shoes.
Story by Anna Thieman, St. Raymond School Publicity Commissioner