NDMS NJHS volunteer at Ironman Maryland

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Pictured from left: J. Rigney, L. McDonald, P. Hinson, K. Robbins, K. Meija, B. Brohawn, S. Sanger, C. Turner, and M. Wagner. ” width=”600″ height=”397″ class=”size-full wp-image-5620″ /> Special to Dorchester Banner/Board of Education
Pictured from left: J. Rigney, L. McDonald, P. Hinson, K. Robbins, K. Meija, B. Brohawn, S. Sanger, C. Turner, and M. Wagner.


HURLOCK — Braving the wind and the rain, the mud and the floods, these dedicated and hard-working North Dorchester Middle School National Junior Honor Society ladies volunteered for the Ironman event at Great Marsh Park in Cambridge recently. They were Lily McDonald, Paige Hinson, Kara Robbins, Karen Meija, Brooke Brohawn, Chloe Turner, and Madalyn Wagner.

First, they were responsible for directing those who just finished the 112-mile bike race on where to rack their bikes, get their gear bags, and begin the 26.2 mile run. Then, the ladies worked in the mud to be sure that all of the bags were sorted and ready for pick-up by the athletes, which was no easy feat.

One of the biggest jobs of the night didn’t begin until 5:30 when gear bags needed to be found and returned to the amazing athletes who had finished the race. While they were only scheduled to volunteer until 6 p.m., a few of the volunteers called home and got permission to work even later to make sure that everyone got their racing gear back, proving their dedication, to work with Susan Sanger through more weather. In addition to all of the hard work, students got to play in the mud and witness some of what goes into such a complex and large race.

The National Junior Honor Society especially thanks all of the parents who were so kind and flexible with the chaos of the meet-ups and the event itself.

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