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West Essex Foundation for Education Hosts Successful 5K

"On your mark, get set, go!" Credits: Allison Freeman
West Essex Middle School eighth graders left to right, Alex Apito of Roseland, Alissa Negri of Roseland and Andrea Echo of Fairfield get ready for the 5K. “I play sports all year round and I like running,” said Alex. Credits: Allison Freeman
WEHS senior Daniel Kenny of North Caldwell, who placed third in the 5K, gets ready for the race wth the West Essex Knight. (aka Student Council President Greg Contaldi) Credits: Allison Freeman
West Essex Field Hockey/Lacrosse Coach Jill Cosse of North Caldwell with daughters Evangeline Minnella, 8, and Adelaide Minnella, 6. Credits: Allison Freeman
Left to right, the first three finishers in the WEFE 5k: left to right: WEHS senior Daniel Kenny of North Caldwell (third place overall);  first place finisher Alex Alvarado of Nutley  and second place finisher Nicholas Murphy of Hoboken, who is the Cedar Grove High School Track Coach. Credits: Allison Freeman
West Essex Superintendent of Schools Barbara Longo thanks WEFE 5K finish line Sponsor Joe Matarazzo, owner of D&L Paving of Nutley and a resident of Fairfield.  Mr. Matarazzo’s son Gerard is a sophomore at West Essex High School. Credits: Allison Freeman
First place female finisher Kimara McDonald of Hoboken with her cousin Ryder Morrello, the first middle school student to cross the finish line, with mom Bobby Morrello of North Caldwell. Credits: Allison Freeman

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - The West Essex Foundation for Education raised more than $35,000 at its "Trotting for Technology" USATF Certified 5K Race & Walk Sunday, May 18 at West Essex Regional High School. Trophies were awarded to overall winners in 10 age groups. Students, faculty, administrators, board of education members and runners came out to support the event on a beautiful day.
 
"What an amazing day it was!" said WEFE President Cari Moscowitz. "We had over 420 registered runners and more than 50 volunteers, including parents, students, teachers and staff. The proceeds from the 5K go directly to enhancing the technology in the West Essex School District in an ongoing effort to provide our students with the best available learning tools. WEFE is so grateful to every participant who helped to make this event such a huge success."
 
Alex Alvarado of Nutley came in first overall in the race and took home the trophy. Second place overall went to Nicolas Murphy of Hoboken, the track coach at Cedar Grove High School. West Essex High School senior Daniel Kenny, a member of the track team, came in third place and was the first high school student to cross the finish line. Eighth grader Ryder Morrello of North Caldwell was the first middle school student to finish the 5K at 20:45. Ryder's cousin Kimara McDonald of Hoboken, NJ won first place overall as the first female runner.
"I play sports all year round and I like running, it I thought it would be fun to run in the 5K," said West Essex eighth grader Alex Apito of Roseland.
 

 

 

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