During spring break, a group of Smithfield-Selma High School teachers, students and parents took part in the Color Spectacular, a 5K benefit race.
Held in Portofino, an equestrian community in Clayton, the run raised money for the Johnston County Partnership for Children, a nonprofit that helps children enter kindergarten healthy and ready to learn.
Principal Michael Taylor was part of the Smithfield-Selma running group, the Spartan Sprinters. “It was a beautiful day and for a great cause,” he said.
Teachers trained in the months leading up to the April 12 event, often running on the track alongside SSS student athletes.
“It was a great team-building experience for all of us,” said Spartan Sprinter Samantha Lam. “Now we’re looking forward to our next challenge.”