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Humble ISD 2015 Greater Lake Houston Heart Walk Teams Set New Fundraising Record


Humble ISD Heart Walk teams raised $52,000 for the American Heart Association (AHA) by participating in the Greater Lake Houston Heart Walk on Nov. 7. This was $13,000 more than last year and is the most ever raised by Humble ISD Heart Walk Teams. Forty-five Humble ISD Heart Walk teams registered a total of 683 walkers.

 
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When state results were tabulated, Humble ISD was officially named the Top School District Heart Walk Team in Texas for the third year running. Additionally, Humble ISD also finished as the Top Company Team in the 2015 Greater Lake Houston Heart Walk after cash donations had been fully collected and accounted.

“Humble ISD students, staff, faculty, administrators, parents and even pets braved the raindrops to set another record at the Greater Lake Houston Heart Walk,” Amy Newman, Vice President of Youth Markets for the AHA, said. “There was a sea of campus T-shirts at the starting line and smiles and high-fives at the finish line! We are so grateful for this wonderful community.”
 
The American Heart Association presented the following awards to Humble ISD schools at the Heart Walk:

Top Fundraising Humble ISD Team: James D. Eggers Instructional Support Center

Top Fundraising Elementary School Team: Whispering Pines Elementary School

Top Fundraising Middle School Team: Kingwood Middle School

Top Fundraising High School Team: Atascocita High School

Top Participating Elementary School Team: Deerwood Elementary School

Top Participating Middle School Team: Timberwood Middle School

Top Participating High School Team: Quest Early College High School

Lifestyle Change Award: Pine Forest Elementary School Counselor Jennifer Vandenbrook

There were 13 Humble ISD Heart Walk Teams raising $1,000 or more:

  •          Atascocita High School led by Team Captain Scott Peden
  •          Community Learning Center led by Team Captain Mike Heckman
  •          Creekwood Middle School led by Team Captain Danielle Taylor
  •          Eagle Springs Elementary School led by Team Captain Kasey Davis
  •          James D. Eggers Instructional Support Center led by Team Captain Helen Wagner
  •          Kingwood High School led by Team Captain Pam Lard
  •          Kingwood Middle School led by Team Captain Crystal McElrath
  •          Oak Forest Elementary School led by Team Captain Debbie Krenek
  •          River Pines Elementary School led by Team Captains Angela Proske and Anais Velasco
  •          Summer Creek High School led by Team Captain Lori Garcia
  •          Summerwood Elementary School led by Team Captains Jennifer Brown and Courtney Land
  •          Timberwood Middle School led by Team Captain Eshombi Singleton
  •          Whispering Pines Elementary School led by Team Captains Angela Castle and Michael Knesek

Every walker and supporter made a positive difference. Overall, the 2015 Greater Lake Houston Heart and Stroke Walk brought in more than $176,000 raising funds and awareness for the fight against heart disease. The 2015 Greater Lake Houston Heart Walk was chaired by Scott Brady, who serves on the Executive Board of the Humble ISD Education Foundation.