HAEE Race Slated for Oct. 6 - Challenges Issued
The 20th annual 2012 HAEE 5K Walk/Run is slated for Oct. 6 at Hartwood Acres. This is the main fundraiser for the HAEE, which provides grants to Hampton faculty and staff for unique educational programs within the Hampton Township School District.
Event details can be found on the HAEE website at hamptonalliance.org
Registration forms are available on the HAEE website and by clicking here.
This year, students and staff will be encouraged to participate in the race in a variety of ways. As always, Dr. John Hoover, Superintendent of Schools, will issue his “Hoover Challenge.” Elementary students who beat Dr. Hoover in the race will receive $5. Dr. Hoover also will donate an equal amount to the HAEE based on the number of students who beat him in the race.
Dr. Eric Stennett, Middle School principal, also issues his own challenge to middle school students. Anyone who beats him will receive a free ticket to a middle school dance, and $2 per student will be donated to the HAEE.
Additional incentives also are being put in place at the high school and middle school this year. Students at the high school who participate in the race will be given credit for a physical education make-up day. Students at the middle school who participate will receive extra credit in a physical education class.
In addition, elementary students have a chance to win the coveted Alliance Cup. The elementary school with the highest percentage receives the cup. Last year, Wyland Elementary had the greatest number of students and staff participating.
Last year, the race raised over $17,000, which directly benefits the students in the Hampton Township School District. New last year – and continued again this year – will be college scholarships granted by HAEE to up to three seniors.