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5K Race For The Music raises $9,000 for the music program at Kecoughtan High School

The Kecoughtan High School Choral Arts Program raised over $9,000 at their second annual 5K "Race For The Music" on Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Matteson Trail in Hampton. Dr. Sharmaine Grove, assistant principal of Kecoughtan, served as the emcee.

The event had 127 runners and featured a DJ, snacks, medals for winners, and a raffle post race. The 5K was a fundraiser to support the choral arts program, which includes two award winning show choirs. Touch Of Jade is an all-girl show choir comprised of 40 students from ninth through 12th grades. Their show this year is "Good vs Evil". Harbor Lights is a boy/girl group comprised of 32 freshmen through senior students. Their show this year is entitled "Circus".

Under the leadership of KHS choral director Rick Allison, the show choir students will compete in several regional and out of state invitationals. Money raised will go to assisting students with the costs of costumes, sets and props, music, choreography, transportation, and travel expenses.

Top overall men runners were: #1 Steven Kast, #2 Scott Bartram, #3 Zachariah Hardy. Top overall women runners were: #1 Karen Sanzo, #2 Erin Weigel, #3 Becky Wilk. Thanks to students, parents, staff, and the community for their support of the event.

For more information, visit the Kecoughtan Choral Arts Facebook page.

If you would like to donate, contact Jeanne Capriotti at jcapriotti@hampton.k12.va.us.


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