On April 17, volleyball players from Holmes HS took part in the worldwide event "Run for Boston." Thousands of runners, non-runners, and people who believe in hope and peace ran or walked as a visible symbol of love and support for the people and runners of Boston.
“On their own, these 12 amazing teenage girls got together and decided that they wanted to run 26.2 miles (as a group) to pay tribute to those who lost their lives and those who didn't get to finish the race,” said P.E. teacher Melissa Thrailkill. “You can see from the picture, they were exhausted afterwards!”
The group took one lap as a moment of silence stating that they wanted to count their blessings and take time to be thankful for what they often take for granted.
“These young ladies helped us to remember that as much as we see hate in the world, it will always be outnumbered by love and good hearts,” Thrailkill said.
Pictured are (from l-r, front row) Lailah Cobble, Cinthia Cuevas, and Jasmine Alex; (middle row) Amanda Garcia, Kristina Warren-Jackson, Samantha Polk, Sakina Kasamali, Calah Sanders, Marissa Casas, and Bianca Ruiz; and (back row) Coach Melissa Thrailkill, LaRaysha Hall, and Katie Tracy.