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Second Annual Run for Maggie Another Success for DHS

The 2nd annual Run for Maggie was a huge success thanks to all of the runners, walkers, volunteers and sponsors.  Congratulations to Rachael Hamm and Nolan Isenhour for being the top female and male overall finishers for the second year in a row! To see the complete race results, go to

Check out race photos here.

run for maggie 1The Run for Maggie Committee thanks everyone who came out on a beautiful morning to remember and honor a beautiful soul!  The committee looks forward to sharing the name of the 2016 Maggie Daniels Memorial Scholarship winner in June.

The Run for Maggie Committee would like to give our special thanks to:

·      Tim Elrod and Big Kahuna Timing for donating the timing services;

·      Pete Dragstrem for his photography services;

·      Susan Wicklin for designing the beautiful t-shirts.

The committee expressed grateful that these partners have chosen to celebrate Maggie’s life by lending their skills and talent to make this event special.

The committee also sends their thanks also to the following people and businesses for their support this year:


·      Newton-Conover Auditorium

·      ASR Graphics

·      Asignco

·      Bi-Lo

·      Catawba County EMS

·      Food Lion

·      Lowe’s Foods

·      Newton Police Department

·      PDQ

·      Peacock Inn and Catawba Farms

·      Jeremy Phillips

·      Sam’s Club

·      Taste Full Beans

If you registered after our November 1 t-shirt deadline, we will be ordering t-shirts this week for delivery mid-December. If you have not given us your t-shirt size, please contact Eli Glynn at no later than Wednesday evening (11/18) so that we can order them in a timely manner. T-shirts may be picked up at Discovery High School once they are available.

If you were unable to attend the event but would still like to pick up your t-shirt, stop by Discovery High School during school hours. Any t-shirts not picked up by January 5, 2016 will be released for sale.

Photos of the event are available for viewing at our event and community pages on Facebook, and for downloading and purchasing at


Finally, go ahead and mark your calendar for next year’s race on Saturday, November 12, 2016.  We hope to see you then!


The best is yet to be,


Eli Glynn, Julie Sandel, Aoife Sinclair, and Elayne Sinclair

Run for Maggie Committee.

About Heather Mullins

Heather Mullins is the Chief Academic Officer in Newton-Conover City Schools. She is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow who spent 12 years as a high school English Teacher. She received her B.S.Ed. in Secondary English Education from Western Carolina University. Heather completed her National Board Certification in Adolescent Young Adult English Language Arts in 2002. She holds an M.Ed. in Academically and Intellectually Gifted from UNC-Charlotte. Heather has served as a Curriculum Specialist in Hickory City Schools, an adjunct professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and a Professional Development Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Heather is one of the co-founders of #NCed Chat, North Carolina’s first Twitter chat for teachers. She is passionate about innovative practices, instructional technology, student ownership of learning, and supporting teachers. Heather serves on the advisory board for the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan, North Carolina School for the Deaf and Catawba Science Center. She is a recipient of the 2015 NCMLE Central Office Administrator to Watch Award. She also received the 2016 Don Chalker Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership. Heather is the proud mother of one son, Jackson.

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