Knapp Charter Academy hosted their 11th annual Fund Racer walk. Each year has a different theme, and this year’s theme was red, white, and blue.
The school community paid tribute to all medical personnel and first responders, in honor of the traumatic attack that took place on Sept. 11, 2001. In attendance were students, staff members, school leaders, local firefighters, and school families.
“We are humbled and thankful for all the responders, families, students, and staff that were able to make the day a success,” said Mitch Bosch, principal at Knapp Charter Academy. “It is always incredible to see how our local first responders take the time out of their day to come and build relationships with students.”
Community members came to walk with Knapp Charter Academy scholars and paid tribute to those who fought for us on 9/11. In total, the event raised $3,900. Eleven percent of money raised, which was $441, will be donated to The American Red Cross. The remaining money raised is going back into the school for classroom necessities and school activities.
“I love seeing so many of our kids in one place having fun and getting to step out of their comfort zone,” said Regan Johnson, recess aide at Knapp Charter Academy. “Some sang, some danced, and some even set personal goals while there.”
Each student had the opportunity to walk, run, race, skip, jog, or however they wanted to stay active throughout their time, while a DJ played music.