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Eagles run for pancakes and the PTO

The Westport Parent Teacher Association held its first “Fly Like an Eagle” 5K Fun Run/Walk.

The Westport Parent Teacher Association held its first “Fly Like an Eagle” 5K Fun Run/Walk. Photo by Katherine Clark.

— Completing the race first was former WCS student Sean Davis. Davis, a senior at Hamilton College, graduated WCS in 2009.

A pancake breakfast held right after the one mile race fed 15 more people hungry to support the school and enjoy pancakes.

“For breakfast we served about 15 more people, so you can say about 75 attended the breakfast,” Sells-Davis said. “After expenses we made about $400 for the Westport Parent Teacher Organization.”

The event is the fall version of the spring athletic fundraiser.

“In the spring we have a volleyball tournament and we wanted to have a fall event to get people going, get them outside and get everyone together,” Sells-Davis said.

The organization has donated over $1,000 in new books to the school library, contribute major financial support for the annual SAT prep course resulting in a minimal fee for students, provide additional classroom supplies for teachers, a playground storage unit was purchased in 2010, new books purchased for the English Department in 2011, host teacher appreciation events, provides scholarships for graduating seniors, and provide funds for sports awards.

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