Parents, students and teachers leaped as they threw rainbow-colored powder in the air to celebrate the success of Brumby Elementary School’s first 5k run.
The Brumby runners raised $5,000 for the school’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program. The funds will help buy supplies for the STEM program so students can do STEM projects throughout the school year.
“[STEM] gives the students an opportunity for hands-on learning and problem solving. It is just fantastic,” said Brumby teacher Matthew Lake.
Lake’s colleague Kristine Colasurdo echoed his praise of the Brumby STEM program, which earned both Cobb County School District and AdvancED STEM certifications.
“Everyone loves STEM,” the second grade teacher added.
More than 130 runners participated in the Brumby 5k, which was held at Wheeler High School April 29. Due to the event’s success, the school plans to hold the 5k fundraiser again next school year.