St. Teresa's Academy Hosts Walk-a-Thon

St. Teresa's Academy Hosts Walkathon

Kansas City, MO—St. Teresa’s Academy hosted a walk-a-thon and Color Walk on April 12 on the STA campus at 5600 Main Street, Kansas City, Missouri. The event, called the Stars Walk-of-Fame, raised funds to support the school’ new health and wellness initiatives.

The day began with Opening Ceremonies, including an introduction of Tom and Jean McDonnell, key benefactors of the McDonnell Family Sports Complex, which was completed 2012. Academy students walked approximately one mile or 20 minutes by grade. Students not walking enjoyed festivities on the center field, including a DJ, drawings for raffle prizes, and games.

To conclude the morning, students participated in a Color Walk on the southwest corner of the campus. Seniors commenced the Color Walk by throwing colored powder (food-grade cornstarch) on the students’ t-shirts--envision a powdered sugar food fight. 

Funds raised by the event support numerous health and wellness initiatives being introduced by the school, including the existing healthy lunch program, guest speakers, and student/faculty health screenings and counseling.

“We were so excited to kick off this new event and it turned out to be a huge success, says Nan Bone, president of St. Teresa’ Academy. As we continue to educate the whole young woman, we recognize the growing importance of both healthy minds and healthy bodies."


St. Teresa’s Academy is a private, independent Catholic college preparatory high school for young women. As the oldest school in Kansas City and founded in 1866 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Teresa’s promotes excellence in education through a rigorous curriculum, personal responsibility, participation in extracurricular activities and an expectation for success.

 

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