Sunday , 21 January 2018
Breaking News

3rd Annual Run for Maggie Registration is Open Now!

Registration for the 3rd Annual Run for Maggie 5K Run/Walk and One Mile Fun Run is now open! Please take just a minute to register at  and knock that off your to-do list. We’ve set a goal for 300 participants for our third year, and we need your help to reach that! Please have a friend register with you! Or organize a group from your work, school, neighborhood or church to come out and enjoy the morning. Run for Maggie is the primary source of funding for the Maggie Daniel’s Memorial Scholarship. But it’s also an important day for Maggie‘s friends, family and former students, as it’s a time to honor her and remember her many gifts by doing something she loved.

And in case you missed the news, last year we had such strong candidates for the scholarship that the committee voted to divide the funds and award two scholarships. The winners were Aoife Sinclair, who is attending NC State, and Sarah Kulchar, who is attending Lenoir-Rhyne University.  Congratulations to these two girls! Your support of this year’s run will allow us to continue to recognize and reward a deserving DHS student or students.

Every participant will receive an artist-designed t-shirt with one of Maggie’s favorite quotes on it. Regular t-shirts are free.  Dri-fit and long sleeves are available for an additional $5.  Additional t-shirts are also available for purchase.  All proceeds will go toward the Maggie Daniels Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Registration must be complete by October 26 in order to receive a t-shirt on race day. Those who register after October 26 will receive instructions on how and where to pick up their shirts at Discovery High School in December.

Trophies will be given to top overall female and male finishers, top female and male finishers from Discovery High School and NCHS, and top female and male finishers in the following age brackets:  12 and under; 13-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; and 60 and over.

Special thanks to the City of Newton Police Department; Big Kahuna Timing; Susan Wicklin; friends and family of Maggie Daniels; and the staff, faculty and students of Discovery High School and Newton-Conover High School.

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s Run for Maggie! Please like us on Facebook and share our event news to help spread the word!

“A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.” Zen Shin

The Run for Maggie Committee

About James Frye

James Frye (@mrjamesfrye) serves as Instructional Technology Facilitator and Public Information Officer for Newton-Conover City Schools. Formerly, he was an English and Journalism Teacher at Newton-Conover High School and a Blended/Virtual English Teacher. He is a NC Teaching Fellow and studied education abroad at the Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal in Germany. James holds a Post-Masters Certificate in Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction with a Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology from Michigan State University, and a B.A. in English/Education from Lenoir-Rhyne University, where he serves as an Adjunct Professor. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law with The University of Kentucky. In addition to modeling technological and leadership innovation and leading various professional learning, Jamie also serves statewide on the NC Digital Learning Initiative Advisory Board/Home Base Design Team, the NC Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development’s Board of Directors, the #NCed Leadership Team, and is co-founder of Edcamp WNC. He is a member of the NC Digital Leadership Coaches’ Network, and was named an international Emerging Leader by ASCD in 2015. He resides in Hickory with his wife and their baby girl.

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