Hart students, family and staff hit the school track May 29 for the school's annual walk-a-thon, raising more than $2,000 for two worthy charities.
The annual walk-a-thon is hosted by Hart's California Junior Scholarship Federation, which emphasizes high academic standards and community service.
This year's walk-a-thon benefited the Joanne Pang Foundation and the Valley Autism Spectrum Treatment (VAST) Foundation. The Joanne Pang Foundation promotes the banking of umbilical cord blood for curing blood diseases. VAST supports research and medical treatment of kids with autism.
The after-school walk-a-thon drew about 65 walkers, including students and their families, plus Hart staff. Seventh-grader Camille Hamlin raised the most money, bringing in $700 for the event. Sixth-grader Alex Gray was the second highest fundraiser with $225 to her credit.
Special thanks to parent helpers Lorraine Hamlin and Ann Orpina. Thanks to student McKenna Bourland for helping to bring in these sponsors -- Serenity Stoneworks and Tiziana Orsini Photography. A final thanks to teacher Dawn Silva for organizing the event.
Congratulations to all of Hart's dedicated walkers for this year's successful walk-a-thon!
Posted June 4, 2008