Hopkinton Students Walk to Help End Hunger


By: Jenn Tate          


            On May 3, 2009, students from Hopkinton High School took part in Project Bread’s Walk for Hunger. Chaperoned by Mr. Frey, Ms. Buffa, Ms. David, and Mrs. Place, Hopkinton High’s team joined 44,000 other participants in the twenty mile walk. The size of HHS’s team was impressive; the bus was completely filled when it left the school on that Sunday morning.

            Upon arriving on the Boston Common, the students started the Walk. Through the course of the day, they passed through Boston, Brookline, Newton, Watertown, Cambridge, and returned to the Boston Common. Students reached nine checkpoints along the way and watched for the twenty mile-markers. “The first ten weren’t bad,” says Johanna Berton, a junior at HHS, “The second half of the Walk was harder. Once we hit the fifteen mile mark, we found it was actually easier to run than it was to walk”.

            Project Bread hoped to raise $4.1 million dollars, and the Walk raised $3.86 million. Although the amount of money raised did not quite reach the goal, it can be considered a huge success because it will provide food to families in need. Great job, HHS!