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Wheatland runner wins school district fun run

By: Staff report
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Wheatland resident Karen Jeffers took top honors at the 4th annual Roseville City School District Foundation 5K Fun Run/Walk held Saturday, May 17. Approximately 120 runners met at Junction Elementary School for the 9 a.m. race to help raise money for the foundation, which provides grants, resources, and partnerships to benefit students, teachers and the educational community as a whole. “We could not have held this race without all of the generous contributions and support we received from the sponsors,” said Stanford Hirata, president of the Roseville City School District Foundation Board of Directors. “Our volunteers stepped forward, despite the temperature, to make certain the race ran smoothly and that all the participants had fun.” In 2007, funds from the Foundation made it possible for individual teachers to receive grants for money that went directly into their classrooms. In addition, all fourth graders in the district were able to attend a cultural performing arts production at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. Rich Pierucci, Roseville City School District Superint-endent, was proud of the participants. “On behalf of the Roseville City School District, I want to congratulate each medalist, and thank everyone who participated for helping us continue our education mission for this district’s youth. The 5K Fun Run is a great example of parents and children contributing together for the benefit of the community,” he said. The next fundraiser for the Roseville City School District Foundation will be June 12 for the second annual Dine and Dash progressive dining experience. For more information visit: www.rcsdk8.org.