Girls on the Run sprints to character improvement

From left around circle, Girls on the Run members and coaches Sarah Vogt (coach), Andrea Medina, Makiyah Roberts, Gwen Hawkins, Avarie Smith, Caylee Garver, Maggie Miller, Abigail Mendoza and America Negrete say a Girls on the Run chant on Friday afternoon at Slate Creek Elementary School in Newton. Wendy Nugent/Newton Now
By Wendy Nugent, Newton Now It was just a quick moment. A student involved with Girls on the Run went over and hugged coach Connie Neale as other members of the group returned to class. That hug embodied some of the lessons in the after-school program, which include forming bonds and learning how to be a better person. “It’s basically building relationships, running and learning


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