DAwg Run and Solar Dedication a Success!

The 6th annual Dallas Academy DAwg Run was a huge success! We did not let chilly temperatures on November 15th keep us from having a great morning on campus. The family-friendly day included a 5K race, 1 mile fun run, a pet costume contest, and plenty of games. This year's event was made even more special thanks to the addition of the solar dedication ceremony alongside our friends from the Green Mountain Energy Sun Club.

The morning included a 5K race timed by Run On! Ian King took home the top prize as the 5K male overall winner with a race time of 17:01.39. Melanie Ouiedo took home the top female prize with a race time of 22:03.47. Fifth grader Jude Blair was the top Dallas Academy finisher in the one mile fun run with a time of 7:27.
 
Dallas Academy is grateful to Legacy Texas Bank, who served as this year's lead sponsor, as well as Green Mountain Energy, Green Mountain Energy Sun Club, Brown & Hofmeister, L.L.P, Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake, Native, Inc., United Commercial Realty, Weaver, Cowboy Toyota, Dallas Golf Company, Inc., The Family of Savannah Moore, Mart Trophy Company, My Fit Foods, Run On!, Dallas Academy Parents Club, Starbucks, Citizens National Bank of Texas, Transamerica Financial Advisers, Inc., Jason's Deli, and dozens of other local businesses and individuals for their generous donations and support in making this year's event a huge success. 

The morning's solar dedication was made possible thanks to over 200 corporate and individual donors who believed in our vision to cover our roof with solar panels and supported this project. We would like to thank Green Mountain Energy, The Green Mountain Energy Sun Club, The Lennox Family Fund of the Dallas Foundation, The Read Family, The Bahr Family, Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake, Frank and Jeanne Ingraham, and the hundreds of other supporters of this project. District 9 Dallas City Councilman Sheffie Kadane joined the Dallas Academy community in the morning to share the impact that our project will have on the east Dallas community for years to come. Katie Ryan, Senior Public Relations Manager with Green Mountain Energy, discussed how Dallas Academy's project is a milestone project and the largest Sun Club installation to date. Dallas Academy students Ellis Adatto, Evelyn Besen, Mac Ormsby, and Jett Petroll, a few of the winners of the solar composition competition, gathered on stage to help 'flip the switch' on the new solar array. After the switch was flipped, the DA Singers gathered on stage to sing Here Come's the Sun
 
Dallas Academy students and families enjoyed gathering together for a day of fun and celebrations. Participants left the event with medals, tee shirts, prizes, and big smiles on their faces. A big thank you to the numerous volunteers who tirelessly worked to host such a great day!