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Students Raise Money for More AC Through Walkathon

On October 25th, students participated in Molloy’s annual Walkathon, which includes a walking route around Briarwood as well as several special senior events. Each year, students and their families raise money leading up to the Walkathon in support of a new capital project around the school. This year, money was raised for the third and final phase of Molloy’s air conditioning project. Over the past two years, over 30 classrooms have been updated with air conditioning, window and ceiling enhancements. Thanks to the generosity of our families in support of year’s Walkathon, the remaining 13 classrooms and special spaces currently without AC will be updated in summer 2020.

Seniors had the opportunity to participate in events including the Sport-A-Thon, Game-A-Thon, Zumba, and the World Trade Center Walk. The WTC Walk, founded in 2004, is a 12-mile walk led by Mr. Chris Dougherty ’91 in tribute to SMILE founder Br. Leo Richard. The late Br. Leo was known for his long walks and deep conversations as well as for his own walks to the World Trade Center. The route takes Stanners from Briarwood through Forest Hills, Middle Village, Ridgewood and Williamsburg, over the Williamsburg Bridge, and into lower Manhattan for the final stretch. The walk ends at the World Trade Center reflective pools, where students participate in a moment of reflection. Over 75 seniors participated in this year’s WTC Walk, which was a new record for the event.

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