Several Northport High School students recently received generous scholarships and donations from the Northport Running Club, who strive to give back to the community.
Bill Fleming, the organization’s race director for the Doug Wood 5K, presented seniors Evan Atherton and Abby Caulfield with the Doug Wood Scholarship. The club awards two of these academic scholarships annually to members of the Northport High School cross-country/track and field programs.
In addition, the Northport High School 4 X 800-meter relay team, consisting of students Elijah Claiborne, Isiah Claiborne, Tyler Dolhausen and Dan O’Connor, were gifted with a $1,000 check to cover their travel expenses to attend the New Balance National Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina. Here, the team set a Suffolk County record in the race with a time of 7:37.
“The Northport Running Club has over 500 members and we realize the importance of giving back to help our community,” said Northport Running Club President John DeSpagna. “We take great pride in being able to give back to high school students who are the future of our community and giving them the opportunity to succeed.”
Photo Caption: Northport Running Club Youth Director Vicki Fox, President John DeSpagna and Bill Fleming presented a check for $1,000 to the Northport High School 4 X 800-meter relay team.
Photo courtesy of the Northport-East Northport School District