Bowie High School will host a 5-kilometer race and walk that will raise money in honor of a fallen student.
The school’s track will be the site of the Chuck Pacholkiw Memorial Scholarship 5K Race/Walk at 9 a.m. on April 20 with the race beginning and ending on the school’s track, according to a statement from the event organizers.
This year marks the event’s second running after being established to honor the memory of Chuck Pacholkiw, a 2005 BHS alumnus, who succumbed to Adenocarcinoma cancer in the fall 2010, according to a statement from the race organizers.
The 2012 run had nearly 300 runners and raised $7,000 for a memorial academic scholarship, said Kelly Price, an event co-chairwoman and an English teacher at the school, in a statement. The scholarship is open to seniors at the high school who have a 3.0 GPA or better and are planning to attend a two- to four-year college in pursuit of a degree in math or physics.
“Chuck was a brilliant, diligent student-athlete. He was passionate about math and physics,” Price said in a statement. “This scholarship aims to honor his memory by keeping his academic ambitions alive.”
Race registration is $18 and is open now on the website www.active.com.