Girls on the Run hosts 5K
CONCORD — Girls on the Run New Hampshire hosts its end-of-season fall 5K celebration on Saturday, Nov. 16, 10:30 a.m. at Memorial Field in Concord.
This fall’s event will include 870 girls and 212 coaches representing 63 teams from across the state of New Hampshire. Additionally, almost 1,000 family and community members will join in the 5K celebration.
Girls on the Run is a physical-activity based, positive youth development program that prepares third- to eighth-grade girls for a 5K event along with helping them develop key life skills. The program takes place in all 50 states and has inspired over a million girls to recognize their limitless potential in the past 21 years.
Volunteer coach-led teams meet twice a week throughout the season and participate in lessons that prepare the girls for a 5K, foster the girls’ confidence, help them build connections with their peers and encourage meaningful contribution to their community through a service project.
The New Hampshire community is invited to run, walk or volunteer for the event. 150 volunteers are needed to ensure a safe celebration for all of the girls. Pre-register early as prices go up on the day of the event. Visit girlsontherunnh.org/5K for all of the details.
Barka honors top students
DERRY — Ernest P. Barka Elementary School announces its Students of the Week.
For the period ending Oct. 11, the following students were honored: Kindergarten, Avery Fox, Penelope Walker; Grade one, Willow Hepworth, Brenna Lovely; Grade two, Evan Kent, Jillian Medina, Brookelyn Michaud, Everleigh Peters, Trenton Trudel; Grade three, Owen Chauvette, Talia Ferreira, Finnigan McDonough, Molly Watson; Grade four, Ava Carver, Gianni Caruso, Ethan Phillinger, Reed Vaillancourt; Grade five, Mathew Carnahan, Cody Fox, Riley Morissette, Brady Spellman.
For the period ending Oct. 18, the following Barka students were honored: Kindergarten, Wesley Canales, Brody Capano, Bentley Selke, Samir Taher Bek; Grade one, Ryleigh Clague, LIam Rzegocki, Kaiden Vladyka; Grade two, Aubere Batchelder, Lyla Colbert, Mia Fleming, Wes Morgan, Barron Young; Victoria Fayter, Ryan LeBrun, Leighton Mello, Sean Peters; Grade four, Benjamin Bertini, Makenna Collins, Logan McCain, Allison Woodside; Grade five, Wayde Campbell, Kaylee Croteau, Joseph LaValley, Natalie Searles.
For the period ending Oct. 30, Students of the Week are: Kindergarten, Maria Girouard, Liqui, Leandro Rivera, Thomas Santosuosso, Madisyn Thomas; Grade one, Max Conroy, Candace MacNeil, Cameron O'Reilly, Nora White; Grade two, Addison Barry, Aaliyah Edwards, Leanna Rivera, Keyden Ramos Ruiz, Lianna Rivera, Camden Rodonis; Grade three, Jake Adams, Joseph Bruchu, Emily Kerins, Kaden Pagel; Grade four, Scott Cataldi-Murphy, Shailee Jordan, Jared Kling, Andrew Taylor, and Grade five, Tianna Bertrand, Federico Mills, Mason Mwangi, Braydon Thebodo.