Aldie Elementary School won the Stone Ridge 5K Race for Education participation award for the fourth consecutive year. Students and staff received their trophy at a ceremony held at the school Dec. 17.
The Stone Ridge 5K Race for Education, held in October, has generated more than $230,000 for Dulles South area schools since its inception. The event is run by volunteers, and contributions to the schools are based on participation. This year, it drew more than 1,500 participants.
Aldie Elementary boasted the most participation, with more than 30 percent of the school population taking part in the event, including Principal Robert Carter. The school’s efforts were led by PTA Vice President Stacie Sutphin.
Sutphin organized a running club at the school so that students could train for the race. Students from the running club joined Carter and Sutphin for the trophy presentation by Lisa Smith, the Stone Ridge 5K Race for Education coordinator.
The elementary school has won the participation award more times than any other school.