• Published November 30, 2021

    Elementary students at Hillsboro School laced up their sneakers and celebrated Thanksgiving with the school's first Turkey Trot Thursday, November 18.

    HEMS PE coach Colleen Duggan organized the event to get students excited about being outside and active. With their families watching, students ran laps around the football field. After finishing, they refueled with some healthy snacks.

    "So many families participate in some sort of walk or run around Thanksgiving," Duggan said. "Our kids can do amazing things, and this gave them the opportunity to work toward something in a way that was fun for them. Many of them who had never run half a mile were suddenly running two miles without a problem and having fun doing it. It was great to see how proud of themselves they were."