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William Floyd Elementary ‘Girls on the Run’ Program Participants Complete 5K

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The run gives the girls confidence that comes through accomplishment as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals.

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William Floyd Elementary School teachers Brinna O’Hara (left) and Kimberly Mina (right) are pictured with the third-grade “Girls on the Run” participants.

Photo by: William Floyd School District

Shirley, NY - January 10, 2019 - Fourteen William Floyd Elementary School students recently participated in “Girls on the Run,” a 10-week program for girls designed to allow each participant to recognize her inner strength. Led by teachers Brinna O’Hara and Kimberly Mina, lessons are focused on positive social, emotional, mental and physical development with a 5K run as the culminating activity.
 
The run, held at Hofstra University on a rainy day in December, is a non-competitive celebratory event that gives the girls a tangible understanding of the confidence that comes through accomplishment as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. “Despite the rain, the girls persevered and accomplished their goals!” said Ms. O’Hara, adding that there are plans to continue and expand the program moving forward.
 
Congratulations to the “Girls on the Run” participants: Melissa Alvarado Martinez, Emma Braun, Icela Coreas Diaz, Alana Crisostomo, Hailey Cutrone, Emma Drees, Emma Hodgson, Francesca Humberstone, Arianna Januszkiewicz, Sophia Iorio, Brittanny Malone, Abigail Pena, Leighton Wicklow and Tyania Williams on completing the 5k run and a first successful season of Girls on the Run! Special thanks also go out to teacher Alba Salazar and Jeanne Jakum for volunteering as running buddies during the 5K!