Hughenden Public School Terry Fox run success crushes goal

Teachers, from the left, Ryan Duffett, Morgan Beatty, Alexandra Paul and Cody Paul volunteered to take one for the Wildcat team by taking a pie to the face as an incentive for students to raise money. ECA Review/D. Dambrowsky

Hughenden Public School hosted a Terry Fox Run and had a convivial time, raising a whopping $3,745 to go towards cancer research, crushing the school’s goal of $3,000.

The incentive to raise money wasn’t just the prospect of saving people suffering from cancer; there was a twist this year.

Student Sadie Hunter who raised the most money, a soaring $390,  got to throw a pie in Principal Ryan Duffett’s face.

Every student who raised at least $20 had their name put in a draw to throw a pie in the face of either Mr. Paul, Mrs. Paul or Mr. Beatty.

The Grade 10 Leadership class are the ones who worked hard to make the Terry Fox run possible this year.

They decided to award a $15 Walmart gift card as the prize for first place in each division.

Alex Ference crossed the finish line first in elementary with a time of 26:29 for the 4.9 km course.

Bryden Laing was the fastest finisher in junior high and was also the first student to finish overall with an astonishing time of 22:39, and Layne Motley was the recipient of the senior high honour with a time of 25:23.

“It felt like Christmas,” said Bryden Laing when asked about how he felt about getting first overall.

In previous years, Mother Nature has not been on board with the Terry Fox run, as it has been cold, wet or scorching out.

This year was good, with cold weather in the morning, warming up just enough in the afternoon;  perfect weather for running.

 

by Dante Fletcher and Dillan Dambrowsky

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