Race for Education 2017
The STMSTC 2017 Race for Education involved laps of teamwork for incoming and outgoing donations, as Race Day was also Service Day! Race for Ed is a development event that encompassed student sponsorship by community, family, and friends, in addition to student-made donated items.
This year, the races took place outdoors on the school campus, given the muddy state of the Fullerton Recreation fields. The school hosted three race tracks, split by grade levels from 9am-noon. Students pushed themselves to keep walking or running the tracks, while cheering on peers. Simultaneous with the event time, students either raced, attended an assembly, or crafted. Our assembly speaker was Delegate Joe Cluster, who briefed students on the role of community service and government.
After lunch, students returned to their classrooms to work on a service project once again split by grade level. Service projects included: crafting for the annual Christmas Bazaar, making paracord bracelets for military, writing thank-you notes, making fleece blankets for hospitals, preparing sandwiches for the needy.
The community supported the students' efforts as event spectators and sponsors! From event donations of snacks and material to volunteering time to monitor student safety, St. Michael-St. Clement was very fortunate to have assistance making this a fun day of the boys and girls of the school. The fundraising goal was $30,000 and the school's donation thermometer is already well on its way to $7,000 raised! A pizza party will be awarded to the homeroom with the highest sponsorship.