Spartan Sprinters run for children

From News ReleaseJuly 25, 2014 

The Spartan Sprinters are, from left: front row – Samantha Lam, Arlene Smith, Kaye Pearce, Megan Bryant, Sarah Barnhart and Sarah Reynolds; and back row – Christina Lee, Kaitlyn Rabil, JoEllen Holder, Tina Lee, Bridget Correia, Lori Rose and Principal Michael Taylor.


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.”

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