A 2016 Hope Race grant came to fruition for the Claremore High School math department this fall — just as calculated.
On Oct. 15, 2016, Claremore High School’s National Honor Society hosted its second annual Hope Race at Claremore Lake, with all proceeds benefiting the high school.
The race raised more than $4,000 for the school, and recently, Claremore High School math department head Whitney Hindenburg was a recipient of a grant from this race. Officers voted to purchase 60 calculator covers for the math department, to help ensure the calculators will now have a prolonged life for students to use for years to come.
“The Hope Race has always been about service and selflessness,” said Jaimie Brace, CHS School to Work coordinator. “It was started in 2014 by Claremore’s National Honor Society, and started as a project to provide funding for cancer patient Arleigh Williams and to Bridges Out of Poverty.
“The following year, proceeds went to Parker Price after his devastating boating accident,” she continued. “Because of unfortunate state budget cuts to education in 2016, the National Honor Society Officers wanted to make a difference within their school.
“Since then, all funding has gone back into Claremore High,” she said. “This event is planned, coordinated, promoted, executed by students. It not only raises funds to support their educational process, but also provides a learning experience for our membership in event planning, work ethics, and civic conscientiousness.”
The 2017 Hope Race will be held on Nov. 11, 2017 at Claremore Lake. National Honor Society will host both a 5K and a 2 mile fun run.
All proceeds will once again go to the school to make additional projects.
To o register to run or have your business sponsor the race, go to runsignup.com/claremorehoperace.
For additional information, call Maxee Alexander at 918-804-7626, or Jamie Brace at 918-520-5978.