Teacher's run with the Strong Cross country team.
We are growing into a running community. It's virtually undeniable. We are so hyped up on a runners high, that our district schools are fully engaged in the effort. I can't help but feel like these photos from today envision Coginchaug pride at its best. At the lower school level we're launching Go Far to into its 7th full year. Just the other day 99 percent of the students at Lyman school participated in kick off day day of recess running. Go Far volunteers have been hard at work, creating this year's framework for a successful program. If you want to help build this healthy community, get involved with the Go Far team, you wont regret it. Brewster, Korn and Memorial schools are all set to start their programs in the coming days. As my kids get older and Go Far continues to run, I am shifting my focus to support the upper school programs. If your kids also have turned the corner towards the upper schools, there are many ways we can support their teams. As Go Far in the lower schools continues to act as a feeder program, their is no doubt in my mind that our upper schools are fully capable of producing championship teams. Prior to today's high school meet, Strong's huge team held a special practice with VIP's in attendance. Thanks to the efforts of enthusiastic coaches, teachers that care and a great principal leader, I cant help but notice more and more positivity growing out of the Strong community. Much of the school's faculty came down to Allenbrook to run with their student athletes showing immense school pride and support of this promising group of runners. Furthermore, I was greatly encouraged by the fact that during this week, both Coginchaug and Strong runners came out to cheer for each other at their respective meets. As a community, Durham and Middlefield are figuring out how to Go Far together, something I had always hoped and believed could be possible. Today Coginchaug High School held their annual Run To The Sun cross country meet, producing some great performances. Our high school team has an amazing spirit thanks to the nurturing on many levels by their esteemed coaches. Christian Aberico and other teammates produced inspired performances while many of the younger Strong athletes looked on. Parent's, athletes and teachers alike, I encourage you to encourage each other. There's nothing out of reach when a strong community works together to make things possible. Go Far!
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