HOH 5K, Fun Run Raises $10,000 for Scholarships

May 4 Event Draws 350 Participants
Posted on 05/10/2019
HOH5K Starting Line

Nearly 350 runners participated in the May 4 HOH5K and Fun Run at Northbrook Junior High, raising about $10,000 for a scholarship fund that hands out awards every year to NBJH grads as they are preparing to attend college.

 “It is a healthy, fun family event,” said Paula Kolar, co-chair of the event.

All ages are invited to run, and medals awarded top male & female age group finishers for age groups from 5-6, to 60 & over. View the list of winners by category.

The HOH 5K is the main fundraiser to support the Homer O. Harvey Scholarship Fund and is organized by the Northbrook School District 28 PTO Council. The scholarship is named in honor of Dr. Harvey, a superintendent who retired in 1989 after 21 years.

“I feel like it’s a really good cause,” said event co-chair Paula Kolar, who has been organizing the event for the past seven years. “The community tends to take college for granted and that every student is going to college. The scholarships really help some families.”

Each year, between 12-16 seniors who graduate from District 28 are awarded $500-$1,000 scholarships based on citizenship and scholarship. Since 1989, 343 NBJH graduates have received $307,500 in scholarship funds as they graduated high school.

View the full photo album on the district's Facebook Page.
The HOH5K is possible through the work of the PTO Council volunteers