Ninth Annual Jacobs Turkey Trot a Success in Hull

Hull Public Schools
Michael F. Devine, Superintendent
180 Harborview Road
Hull, MA 02045

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Ninth Annual Jacobs Turkey Trot a Success in Hull

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Back row, from left to right: Fallon Ryan, Max Day, Nicholas McDonald, Misha Attardo, Luke Dunham, Shane McDonough and Elsie Harper. Front row, from left to right: Maggie Mullen, Matti Driscoll, Leah Frady, Asher Herman, Victor Healey, Matthew Thomas (Courtesy photo)

HULL — Principal Christine Cappadona is pleased to announce the winners of the Ninth Annual Jacobs Turkey Trot held at the Lillian M. Jacobs Elementary School last week.

On Wednesday, Nov. 22, students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade gathered for a pep rally in the school’s gymnasium where they showed off their Pirate Pride. Then, fourth and fifth grade students set off on a 1.2 mile race, completing two laps around the streets surrounding the school on a rainy morning.

“Despite the rain, students had a great time and finished strong,” Principal Cappadona said. “It was great to see all of the hard work they put in practicing for the race pay off.”

The winners of the 1.2-mile race were:

Fifth grade boys:

  • First Place – Nick McDonald (overall winner among all students)
  • Second Place – Shane McDonough
  • Third Place – Luke Dunham
  • Fourth Place – Max Day

    Fifth grade girls:

  • First Place – Fallon Ryan
  • Second Place – Misha Attardo
  • Third Place – Elsie Harper

    Fourth grade boys:

  • First Place – Matthew Thomas
  • Second Place – Victor Healey
  • Third Place – Asher Hermann

    Fourth grade girls:

  • First Place – Leah Frady
  • Second Place – Matti Driscoll
  • Third Place – Maggie Mullen

Following the race, an awards celebration for all participants and their families was held in the gym. All students received a certificate of completion and a finishers medal.

McDonald, the overall winner, was awarded an additional medal, ribbon and winter headband. All top three boys and girls from each grade received a ribbon and a winter hat or headband. The hats and headbands were provided by SportTobin, and the medals and ribbons were donated by the Hull PTO.

The school also hosted a food drive leading up to the race, where more than 1,000 canned goods were collected in classrooms to be donated to the local food pantry, Wellspring.

“The can drive was a great success,” Principal Cappadona said. “It was amazing to see how the students and community members came together to help those in need as we kick off the holiday season.”

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