On Sunday, October 21st, Grier’s National Honor Society (NHS) hosted the Fox Trot 5K Walk/Run on the Grier campus. For the second year in a row, NHS invited all members of the Grier community, including all Parents Weekend visitors, to participate. Despite a biting cold morning, the run was a success, with 45 participants walking and running. The father of Grier junior Abigail was the first place runner. The 5k route wound its way through campus and parts of the town of Birmingham. Grier students, family members, and staff that braved the chill cheered from the sidelines. All proceeds from this year’s event will go to the Malala Fund, an organization that advocates for girls’ access to education around the world. Grier’s NHS was able to raise over $800 for the Malala Fund.
The Grier NHS 5k Fun Run would not have been possible without the effort of many individuals, only a few of whom are mentioned here. It would be remiss not to mention NHS advisor, Mrs. Michele Thibodeau who designed the route, organized the event, and managed the registration submissions. Students Maggie and Vivien designed the logos for race t-shirts and bags. Senior Heather. researched charitable organizations. NHS students handled same-day race registration, directed race participants, helped out with the finish line, and sold baked goods from The Farm. Business Office Assistant, Mrs. Sue Burkey managed the finances and calculated the total. With the help of nearly every NHS member and the entire Grier community, the run was a great event! Thank you for participating!