Grand Forks teacher raises nearly $40,000 for weight room

Originally published May 14, 2019 in the Grand Forks Herald.

By Bonnie Meibers

The weight room in Elroy Schroeder Middle School was old, outdated and some of the equipment was unsafe to use. Physical education teacher Julie Hegland wanted to change that.

When she couldn’t get funding through traditional channels, Hegland took matters into her own hands. Read More

Keiki Rainbow Fun Run raises more than $20K for schools

Originally published March 17, 2019 in the Star-Advertiser.

More than 2,000 participants hit the pavement this morning at the University of Hawaii at Manoa for the first-ever Keiki Rainbow Fun Run.

Event co-organizer Kaho’omiki said more than $20,000 was raised for participating schools to be used for physical education and nutrition programs for students. Read More

CVES Fun Run raises money for new technology

Originally published March 16, 2018, in the Alabster Reporter.

By Amelia Kortright

ALABASTER – Students at Creek View Elementary School got some exercise while raising funds for their classrooms at the school’s annual Fun Run on Friday, March 16.

According to CVES Principal Charissa Cole, money was raised through pledges from the students’ families and will go toward adding new technology, like Chromebooks and iPads, to classrooms. By 9:30 a.m., Cole said the school was close to completing its goal of raising at least $20,000, and would most likely reach it by the end of the day. Read More