Mr. Jeremy Samoy and Ms. Judy Dasse took a group of their students from the Tanque Verde High School junior class to volunteer as support personnel for the Mount Lemmon Marathon on Sunday, November 12th. His was one of several groups to participate, and he had 20 volunteers who worked at two aide stations. They prepared the water and Powerade for the runners while also providing some motivation - cheering on the runners with cow bells and thunder sticks. The students also made sure to clean up any litter in their areas.
Mr. Samoy highlighted a special outcome of the day, sharing the following story: "One cool thing was that, as runners were going down in elevation the temperature was heating up, and they shed some of their clothing, jackets, hats, gloves. Instead of discarding them, the students had the idea to collect them, wash them, and we then donated them to a homeless outreach charity. We also went through quite a lot waste with all the boxes and water bottles we used. We were supposed to just throw it away but the students took the initiative and decided to collect that separately and they took it down the mountain to recycle it. It was an early day, 4:30 wake up call, but a rewarding day working this event!" Way to go Hawks!