The 7th Annual Strides for James event kicked off at Miner Institute on May 11, 2019. This year marked the sixth year the event was hosted at the Institute and we had around 200 total runners, along with several dozen volunteers to carry out the event.
Strides for James is a 5K/10K race and 1 mile children's fun run/walk that is held annually in honor of James Dean Wilson, who was killed in a motorcycle accident in 2012. All profits from the event support the James Wilson memorial scholarship at Clinton Community College.
At this year's event, five scholarships were handed out to local students who either are already attending or who plan to attend Clinton Community College. Each of the recipients stood with Clinton Community College Vice President for Institutional Advancement Steve Frederick in front of the newly donated/completed mobile classroom of the college's Institute for Advanced Manufacturing. James Wilson truly would have been wowed as he was a student in the college's architectural drafting program.
The interaction with the community and the ability to help carry out this great event for the past six years truly is a privilege and an honor for Miner Institute. This event absolutely would not be possible without the support of staff, management team and the board of trustees. Extra kudos goes to the numerous staff who volunteered to help in some way and to those who participated in the race. It was a great day and we look forward to the 8th Annual Strides for James in 2020!