Providence Dreamfar Marathon
Front Row left to right; Daniella Ramirez, Leslie Ochoa, Jasmine Castro, Ivan Feliciano, Jordin Huang, Nouraddin Hussein (kneeling), Nicole Pelletier, Graciella Tabora, Sammy Gutirrez
Back Row left to right: Yohannes Kidane, Johanna Ochoa Martinez, Rebekah Charles, Jordy Baez, Vanessa Charles, Nhat Duong, Aliyah Jackson, Keith Magni
Not pictured: Bilal Lafta, Paul Faircloth
On Sunday, May 1st fourteen BCLA students and six staff leaders ran in the Providence Marathon. 13 students ran and completed the marathon; 1 student along with two teachers ran and completed the half marathon.
Completing this marathon and the half marathon are major feats. This year, in addition to the usual physical demands of long distance running, many participants had to overcome sprains and strains that sometimes required physical therapy. Everyone persevered to the finish. Two of our students even ran a marathon for the second time!
We are all very proud of our runners and the team we have built. They are amazing, strong students and deserve accolades.
Please congratulate: Jordin Huang (2nd marathon), Ivan Feliciano (2nd marathon), Nouraddin Hussein, Ricardo Cruz, Jasmine Castro, Bilal Lafta, Nhat Duong, Aliyah Jackson, Daniela D. Ramirez, Jordy Baez (half marathon due to injury), Vanessa Charles, Rebekah Charles, Yohannes Kidane, and Graciella Tabola.
Thank you to the staff and mentor leaders who offered training, support, and encouragement; Nicole Pelletier, Sammy Gutierrez, Paul Faircloth, Keith Magni, Johanna Ochoa Martinez, and Leslie Ochoa.
A special thanks to parents and guardians for providing hope and determination to succeed.
Warmly, Nicole Pellitier