Maggie Walker Supporters Finish Strong in the Race for the $5,000
On December 1 supporters of MLWGS showed what they were made of during the final leg of the $5,000 Responsible Sports Community Grant. With less than 24 hours remaining in the grant period, the Dragons had slipped out of the money; however, just as they had in the past, school supporters showed great stamina when it counted, and registered close to 200 credits in the final hours of the competition. As of 10:00 pm Maggie Walker stood in 2nd place with a 50-credit lead over the schools positioned out of the money.
Although results are not yet finalized and the leader board is no longer posted, we believe our team may have pulled out the win. The support for this initiative across the larger Maggie Walker family has been nothing less than phenomenal. In September, our school had only received 140 registered credits (carried over from the spring competition). As the grant period reached the mid-way point, we were still struggling with slightly more than 300 credits. However, over the past four weeks, our supporters really responded by assigning over 500 credits to the school. Given the size of our student body, this is a tremendous effort and we thank EVERYONE who took the time to assist in this contest. This was a national contest in which our school was competing against schools from Los Angeles, the Chicago area, Dallas, and New Jersey. The Athletic Boosters would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who participated in this team event. Stay tuned, as we will announce the official results as soon as we are notified.