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The Great Race Proceeds Are Tallied. How Much Did Your School Earn?

Seventeen Middletown Township public schools were awarded money earned from student participation in the huge annual event run by volunteers.

 

The numbers are in from the 2012 Great Race of Middletown, and as usual, everybody won. 

Last fall 4,022 school children took part in the event October 20 athletic event at Middletown High School North. They raised a total of $44,242 for school parent organizations. That's up $8,982 from the year before. 

"It's incredible how much the enrollment has grown in the past few years," said Great Race Chairwoman Joan Minnues. Participation in the 8 to 10 year-olds' race, for example, jumped from 200 to 800 kids, she said, and the Race Committee has decided that next year there will a three dedicated races just for those zippy 8 year-olds, 9 year-olds and 10 year-olds. 

At the Board of Education meeting Wednesday night, Minnues thanked the army of Great Race generous sponsors and army of volunteers, and announced the amounts earned by each school. Here is the list of checks distributed by the The Great Race Committee of the Middletown Township Education Foundation: 

SCHOOL

PARTICIPANTS  

AWARD

Bayview

160

$1,760

Fairview

250

$2,750

Harmony

310

$3,410

Lincroft

390

$4,290

Leonardo

115

$1,265

Middletown Village

605

$6,655

New Monmouth

285

$3,135

Nut Swamp

565

$6,215

Navesink

120

$1,320

Ocean Ave.

75

$825

Port Monmouth

225

$2,475

River Plaza

290

$3,190

Bayshore

135

$1,485

Thorne

172

$1,892

Thompson

254

$2,794

Middletown North

56

$616

Middletown South

15

$165

TOTAL

4022

$44,242

The winner for "Most Participation" was Middletown Village School. The school with the highest percentage of enrollment in the The Great Race as Nut Swamp. Port Monmouth won for most improved enrollment from last year's race and Thompson Middle School won for the "Most Participation." The schools each got a banner to hang in their gyms.

The 2013 Great Race will be Oct. 19 at Middletown High School South. The committee will be looking for student artwork for the t-shirt design. 

wolverine96 February 28, 2013 at 02:03 PM
The Great Race of Middletown is an annual event that represents why families choose to live in Middletown - a terrific school system and a strong community spirit. We are fortunate to have this race held each year alternating between HS North and HS South. Thanks and congratulations to the race committee for their continued success in holding this truly enjoyable annual event.
Jen February 28, 2013 at 02:28 PM
Thank you to Joan, Sherry and the entire committee for running this amazing event - we definitely couldn't do it without you all!!
commonman February 28, 2013 at 05:21 PM
terrific school system ?
catherine March 01, 2013 at 02:45 PM
Wow so proud to be a Nut Swamp participant.

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