December 2, 2016
Members of the Sterling Stars drill team display the “Top Participating School” certificate from the American Heart Association Northwest Harris County Heart Walk on Oct. 29. Cypress Lakes High School also raised the most funds among CFISD campuses, with more than $7,000 collected.
Dec. 2, 2016—CFISD students and staff raised a record amount of $17,250 for the American Heart Association (AHA) at the Northwest Harris County Heart Walk, held Oct. 29 at Lone Star College—University Park.
The non-competitive 5K walk promoted walking as a part of a healthy lifestyle and helped raise funds to support cardiovascular research and educational programs for the AHA.
Cypress Lakes High School was the top fundraising team, with more than $7,000 raised. It marked the ninth consecutive year that the Spartans have led school donations. Hopper Middle School was the runner-up school with more than $1,000 raised, followed by third-place Tipps Elementary School ($700-plus) and fourth-place Bane Elementary School ($600-plus).
Cypress Lakes was the No. 1 school in total attendance at the Heart Walk, while Bane was the runner-up.
The Bane Mustangs were the No. 2 school team for total attendance at the Northwest Harris County Heart Walk, and also ranked fourth in total funds raised with more than $600 collected.
“I am so proud of our schools for continuing to support the American Heart Association, not only by raising funds but also by promoting an active lifestyle by attending the Heart Walk,” said Leslie Francis, director of marketing and business relations. “It is especially honorable that Cypress Lakes High School is once again the top fundraising school as well as the top participating school with walkers. Way to go Spartans!”