Gunnison High Student leaders sponsor Sub-for-Santa 5k run
GUNNISON — Students from Gunnison Valley High School (GVHS) sponsored a Sub-for-Santa 5K run and involved the whole community to help give families in need a memorable Christmas.
“This was not an adult sponsored event,” Student council advisor Melissa Judy said. “It was put on by our student council, and they did it all, from the very beginning of the planning. They chose to do it.”
More than 150 participants laced up their sneakers on Saturday, Nov. 26 to donate to the school’s annual Sub-for-Santa event, which Judy said will give Christmas gifts to at least 40 kids in the community.
Each student on the student council made it a goal to find at least five people to participate either in the school or throughout the community, and with 30 students on the council, they exceeded their goal.
Gunnison Market, Gunnison Valley Hospital and the Gunnison Gazette helped sponsor the event and contributed this year’s T-shirts, water bottles, donuts and milk to support the runners.
Gunnison Valley Middle School student Jantzen Keisel was the first to cross the finish line, followed by Joshua Liddiard and Brandon Tucker, both also students from Gunnison Valley, and out-of-town visitor Hyrum Stott.
“We have a superb student council who want to do well. It’s an awesome experience for me to watch them in action on a daily basis,” Judy said.