The William Floyd Elementary School “Girls on the Run” program recently concluded another successful season! Seventeen third- and fourth-grade students participated in this fun and interactive nationwide program that teaches living a joyful, healthy and confident lifestyle and to always understand a person’s core values. Girls on the Run at William Floyd Elementary School is overseen by teachers Brinna O’Hara and Kimberly Walsh, along with teaching assistant Alyssa Musano.
As part of the program, the girls collaborate on a project to better their community. This year, the girls chose to focus on cleaning up the area surrounding the school yard. “The girls were so enthusiastic when completing the project and expressed how happy they felt that they were able to help take care of their school community,” said Ms. O’Hara.
The season culminated with a 5K run at Hofstra University. The run, which saw the students dedicate weeks of training to compete in, is a non-competitive celebratory event that gives the girls an understanding of the confidence that comes through accomplishment as well as a framework for setting and achieving personal goals. “The end of the season 5K at Hofstra University was also a great success! Despite the cold temperatures, the girls persevered and all crossed the finish line,” Ms. O’Hara added.
Congratulations to the “Girls on the Run” participants: Nysa Bascunan, Kaylee Borgia-Warner, Giada Boscia, Johanna Brutus, Willow De Armitt, Emma Drees, Shaylyn Elliott, Brittanny Malone, Christina Martiello, Isabella Maurer, Isabel Morales, Faith Novick, Veronica Pitkanen, Mia Rossy, Sophia Sgroi, Averyanna Cintorino and Sofia Nicosia.
Additional photos are available in the album below!
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