Students from Argyle took part in the 5K Color Run of Dallas on Saturday benefiting many organizations, including UNICEF.
Jefferson Arrington, a fifth-grader at Liberty Christian School, wanted to participate to raise money for the UNICEF organization. He said he wanted to help raise money for children who are in need.
“It was awesome; no other word but awesome,” he said.
Also at the charity event were members of the Argyle High School (AHS) UNICEF Club. More than 15 students ran and volunteered representing their school.
The 5K Color Run of Dallas was the culmination of a week the AHS UNICEF Club dedicated to educating, advocating, and fund raising on behalf of UNICEF. They made PSA videos that played during announcements each day, along with having a very successful dollar drive on Friday.
The money raised will be donated to UNICEF, specifically to help children in the Philippines.
The AHS UNICEF Club is known for its continued focus on setting higher goals in helping children around the world.
This week the AHS UNICEF officers will be recognized at the Argyle Town Council meeting.
Those students participating in the 5k were: Alex Friedrichsen, Carlos Padron, Cassie Hargroves, Evan Peak, JR Cargile, Kieran Hanlon, Madelyn Haynes, Madison Lee, Parker Taylor, Payton Pels, Silje Dalhaug, Zane Mohar, Maribel Martinez, Amberlyn Moore, Ashton White, Jefferson Arrington, and Sponsor Pamela Arrington.