From Arts Academy teachers/coaches Teresa Marinakis and Jennifer Pisani: Girl Power! was on display in Stark County on Saturday, November 6, 2021. The Arts Academy @ Summit “Girls On The Run” team finished the season with a fabulous 5K event at Kent State Stark on a sunny and chilly morning.
The chill in the air was quickly warmed by great amounts of community and family support! From September through November, our “Girls on the Run” team trained, then took part in the culminating “GOTR” 5K Run.
Every Tuesday and Thursday after school, fourteen students from grades 3-6, with the guidance of coaches/staff members, Jennifer Pisani and Teresa Marinakis, trained and practiced for the 5K.
The sessions not only focused on running….the curriculum also provided encouragement for teamwork, empathy, choosing friends who support, resolving conflict, tapping into your star power, and serving the community. The teams’ commitment and dedication, as well as its energy and enthusiasm, were dynamic.
Girls On The Run is a nonprofit, local organization established in Stark, Wayne, and Tuscarawas Counties. We thank our principal, Jeanie Bowling, all participants, our school district, and the sponsors for their support.