North Jackson Race Benefits School Project

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A race in North Jackson held Sunday morning will benefit a school science project.

Students in the Key Club at Jackson Milton High School helped to organize and promote the Blue Jay 5K held at the school.

Proceeds from the 3.1 mile race will go towards a self-watering greenhouse for the school’s science department. Last year, money raised at the event was used for another academic project, which highlights the school’s valedvictorian each year.

“A lot of times athletics is highlighted a lot and everything goes toward athletics so we really wanted to do something to get the kids involved in the academics and work towards something,” said Katelyn Amendolara, chair of the Blue Jay 5K.

More than 300 runners took place in the race.

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