New Canaan Country School Community Gathers for Annual 5K Race
More than 230 members of the New Canaan Country School community participated in the 5th annual Cougar 5K Run, held Oct. 2 on the school’s 85-acre campus. The friend-raising event was sponsored by the school’s Parents’ Association and involved students, faculty, staff, alumni and parents. The event also hosted a Cougar Junior Fun Run which included a 100-meter dash and obstacle course for children ages 3 through Grade 2. Members of the school’s cross-country teams (Grades 5-9) led participants in group stretches in preparation of the race. The school’s Cougar mascot and non-runners of all ages lined the course to offer encouragement, support and congratulations.
Those receiving recognition following the 2021 New Canaan Country School Cougar 5K Run included: Tarquin Katis ‘85 (alumni); Grade 3 Apprentice Teacher Tate Given and Head of School Aaron Cooper (faculty); Lauren Grieg (adult female); and William Cooper (adult male); Julian Whitcombe, Jordan Rema (Grade 3); Sean McCormick, Reese Jefferson (Grade 4); Charlotte Tocks (Grade 5); Marin Gokgol-Kline, Avery Brooks (Grade 6); Tyler Jefferson, Camilla Calderwood (Grade 7); Will McKeown (Grade 8) and Brodie O’Connor (Grade 9).
Those receiving recognition in the Junior Cougar Fun Run included: Catalina Figueroa, Hudson Miller (ages 3-4); Aoife Glennon, Charlie Greig (ages 5-6); Sayla Ghadiyali, Oscar Keneally (Kindergarten); Avery Posmentier, Avery Costigan (Grade 1); and Cleary Phillips and Rowan Glennan (Grade 2).
“The NCCS Parents’ Association is impressed by and grateful for the amazing sense of community shown this past weekend during the annual Cougar Run!” said PA President Gwen Golden of Rowayton.
“There was an abundance of school spirit, sunshine and smiles,” agreed Eleanor Lasko of New Canaan who together with Barbara Moody of Darien, Kelly McKeown of Darien and Erin Kanter of New Canaan, chaired the event.
New Canaan Country School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin and are afforded all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, or disability in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid policies or any other school-administered programs.