LB Color Run Supports STEM Overseas

Long Beach High School International Baccalaureate Diploma Program candidates took the lead in organizing a color run from the starting stages to the finish line. The race, held on May 14, featured a rainbow of hues thanks to colored cornstarch that brightened up those who set foot on the middle school track.

Approximately 100 participants came out to run for fun and take on a friendly, festive challenge. More than $2,100 was raised to benefit Fundi Bots, an organization that brings robotics and technology into schools in Uganda.

Student Blaine Siegel coordinated the event with support from classmates Mashiyat Ahmed, Kelly DiResto, Luc Esformes, Savannah Kile, Jessica Marcote, Peter McQuade, Phillip Persky, Eric Ricci, Jonathan Rovitz, Erica Russell, Mary Sabedra, Leah Shokrian and Hailey Zion. They completed this activity as their Creativity Action Service project, which is a component of the IB Diploma Program and encourages students to be involved in the broader world and make a difference beyond the classroom.