In continuing its mission of unity and service, the “One Voice, One Message” committee within the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District held its second annual 5K Run/Walk on April 16
With a superheroes theme in place, participants were encouraged to dress accordingly.
Race organizers Dr. Joseph Netto, school psychologist at Meadowbrook Alternative Program, Assistant Superintendent of Personnel Dr. Mara Bollettieri, and District Social Studies Chairperson Robyn Einbinder carefully planned and executed the event, along with student ambassadors.
Proceeds will benefit Plan International, which aides in bringing clean drinking water to people in developing countries.
“The money we raised today will truly go far in building wells for children in Africa,” said Sara Samir, a Calhoun junior and student ambassador. “Because the lack of water and sanitation is such a grave issue throughout the world, it really is extraordinary that Bellmore-Merrick is taking an initiative in helping to resolve this world issue.”
Dr. Netto also praised Dr. Bollettieri’s efforts before the race kicked off.
“Her passion and dedication to the district have helped this wonderful event become a reality,” Dr. Netto said.
Photo Caption: Julianna Noto and Paige Viola of Grand Avenue and
Kyla Saade, Elisa D’Sa, Anjali Jacob and Cathy Casola of Mepham’s track team.
Photos courtesy of Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District