On Friday, Highland Elementary School held its annual Jog-a-Thon fundraising event in order to help raise money for school supplies, trips and activities.

The opening ceremony took placed the morning of September 27, at Highland Elementary School in the backfields near the playground area.

During the ceremony, students carried signs they made thanking local law enforcement agencies, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, police officers, firefighters and rescuers for their support in keeping the community safe.

“I am so proud of the students at Highland Elementary,” said Dr. Karen Trujillo Interim Superintendent for Las Cruces Public Schools. “They all did a fantastic job making our local law enforcement feel welcomed as they personalized signs showing their support and gratitude for our heroes. It was also wonderful to see all of the parents on the field participating in the Jog-a-Thon with their children.”

During the Jog-a-Thon, students who previously collected pledges jogged or walked around the school’s track throughout the morning.

Local paramedics, firefighters, and many law enforcement agencies drove their emergency vehicles around the track while others joined students and their parents on foot walking the track during the fundraising event.

— Samantha Lewis, LCPS Public Relations Coordinator, 575-527-5946, slewis@lcps.net