Hopkinton Middle School Assistant Principal Maryellen Grady has put countless effort into the Sky’s The Limit Project, the goal of the project is to raise money to develop the Courtyard at the Middle School to allow students to use the courtyard for educational and leisurely activities. A good amount of work has already been done on the courtyard but the fundraising continues. In the latest effort for fundraising, Middle School Assistant Principal and strong supporter of the project Maryellen Grady announced she will be running the Boston Marathon on behalf of the Sky’s the Limit courtyard project.
Maryellen recalled her experience growing up watching the Marathon "We used to go every year to watch the Boston Marathon, I remember one year going in my uncles convertible and we were sitting on the back watching all the runners go by." She talked about various runners she has admired such as Johnny Kelly, Uta Pipping and Joan Benoit Samuelson. "My passion is not for running truthfully, my passion is for the idea of the marathon and what you have to give and the training you have to do and I admire the people who have run it, that came before me."
Maryellen Grady has been a huge advocate for the Courtyard project and talked about why it would be a great benefit to the students. She mentioned it would be a safe, supervised environment students could hang out with friends, read, have classroom activities and would serve as an "extended learning environment." "what they always wanted was a space to hang out and gather with your friends....wouldn't it be great to have this beautiful space that's not used...if we could have it open to the kids and a place they can go... that can be used as an extended learning environment and a space after school you could read or hang out with your friends and out in the fresh air."
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