2019 Sara Morley Girls on the Run Spirit Scholarship awarded to Samantha Hampton

| May 13, 2019

Samantha Hampton. Courtesy photo.

By Marney Babbitt-Pierce • Girls on the Run of Northern Arizona

Girls on the Run of Northern Arizona is proud to announce Samantha Hampton has been awarded the 2019 Sara Morley Girls on the Run Spirit Scholarship. The $1,000 award to be used for higher education expenses will be presented on Saturday June 22nd at the Northland Hospice Run for Life. Samantha shared: “Girls on the Run was a huge confidence booster and overall life-changing program as a young girl for me so having the honor of being awarded this scholarship is incredibly meaningful to me. My plans after graduating high school are to attend Scottsdale Community College in the valley and study Broadcast Journalism in hopes to be a reporter or radio host in the future.”

The Sara Morley Girls on the Run Spirit Scholarship was started by Girls on the Run of Northern Arizona in 2014 in partnership with Northland Hospice and many individual community members, to honor the life of Sara Morley- a woman who worked tirelessly to keep Girls on the Run alive in Northern Arizona.  Sara’s deep commitment to public service, belief in the limitless potential of every girl and passionate participation in life helped define her Girls on the Run Spirit. The winner of the Sara Morley Girls on the Run Spirit Scholarship exemplifies Sara’s passion for her community, strength as a woman and kind spirit. To date, over $30,000 has been raised for the scholarship fund, which the organization will award each year to an outstanding Girls on the Run program alumna as she pursues higher education.

To learn more about Girls on the Run of Northern Arizona visit www.gotrna.org or contact Marney Babbitt-Pierce at 928-522-9452.

About Girls on the Run: Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based positive youth development program for 3rd-8th grade girls that has served over one million girls across the country. Participants develop and improve competence, feel confidence in who they are, develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with care, create positive connections with peers and adults and make a meaningful contribution to community and society. Each session is led by trained volunteer coaches who guide and mentor the girls. The 10-week program concludes with all participants completing a celebratory 5k event which gives them a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. Crossing the finish line is a defining moment when the girls realize that even the seemingly impossible IS possible.



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