NHS Hope Race Funds Benefit CHS Math Department
A 2016 Hope Race grant was fulfilled for the Claremore High School math department this fall. On October 15, 2016, National Honor Society put on their second annual Hope Race at Claremore Lake, with all proceeds going toward Claremore High School. The race brought in over $4000.00 for the school. Recently, educator Whitney Hindenburg, head of the math department at Claremore High, was a recipient of a grant from this race. The officers voted to purchase 60 calculator covers for the math department, these 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. 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, the proceeds went to Parker Price after his devastating boating accident. 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. 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 November 11 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 like Mrs. Hindenburg’s a reality. “Many ask what they can do to help relieve the burden of the state of education funding,” said Riley Jensen, “This is one way you can help us help ourselves.”
If you would like to register to run or have your business sponsor the race, you can go to runsignup.com/claremorehoperace. For additional questions, contact Maxee Alexander at 918-804-7626, or Jamie Brace at 918-520-5978.