MAY 6, 2010


The top finishers and age group winners for the 5k (3.1 mile) Dam Fun Run are shown at Dworshak Dam after the race.  Pictured are: (kneeling) Sharon Shropshire and Katie Johnston.  Standing (L-R); Ryan Mayner; 1st overall finisher, Linda Lane, George Miller, Justin Johnston, Parker Whipple, Cameron Eck, Carla Schubiger; 1st female finisher, and Rob Nagel.  Top age group finishers not pictured are Mackinze Gering, Cindy Downing and Betty Solman; the oldest contestant at 85 years old. T. White photo.

Dam Fun Run a huge success

By Cheri Carter, RN, HOSA Advisor

    Rainy, cold weather did not dampen the spirit of the crowd that showed up for the first annual Dam Fun Run last Saturday. HEALTH Occupations Students of America (HOSA) and the OHS track team teamed up to host this great community event enjoyed by 105 registered walkers and runners. The event theme was Run Like a Maniac! This was a 5K (3.1 miles) run across Dworshak Dam.

    Contributions towards the event included access to the dam from the Corps of Engineers, Security from our sheriff’s department, designed and printed T-shirts from OHS’ Mrs. Meador and her students, a food booth from the class of 2010, fundraising pictures by Tam White, first aid booth by Jamie Tyler, R.N., B.S.N. and HOSA students, the course by Scott Schochler and OHS track members, and many great gifts donated by various local merchants. These were much appreciated as prizes for the proud winners.

    HOSA wishes to thank each and every person involved in the success of this healthy 5K Dam Fun Run. Congratulations to all who participated, we hope to see you again next year!

Dam Fun Run age group winners

Overall: Ryan Mayner

1st Woman: Carla Schubinger


Under 19:

1.         Mackinze Gering, Parker Whipple

2.         Chelsea Robinson, Zac Carter

3.         Josie Curtis, Shawn Croft


1.                  Katie Johnson, Justin John-son

2.                  Cassandra Sundquist, Chris Shea

3.                  Lindsay Henehan, Kylan Rob-inson


1.                  Carla Schubinger, Cameron Eck

2.                  Leslie Miller,  Dan Tuschong

3.                  Molly Allen,     Chris Gerhart


1.                  Sharon Shropshire, Rob Nagle

2.                  Cheryl Gerhart, Todd Ander-son

3.                  Jenine Nord, BrentRichardson


1.                  Linda Lane

2.                  Traci Telecky

3.                  Pam Deyo


1.                  Cindy Downing

2.                  Marilyn Hohlt

3.                  Anita Brumley

70 plus:

1.                  Betty Solman, George Miller

Some of the participants from the 2010 Dam Fun Run held on May 1 gather for a group photo following the rainy 5K (3.1 mile) race, which included crossing Dworshak Dam.  Participation was outstanding, especially considering the wet weather, with 99 people running the course. T. White photo


The 2010 Dam Fun Run gets under way at the Dworshak Dam visitor center. The 5k (3.1 mile) race was sponsored by the Orofino Track Team and HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America). T. White photo


School District 171 employees participate in the first annual "Dam Fun Run/Walk".  Pictured front row, l to r:  Daphne Faler, Heather Odell, Cindy Beck, Janet Burnham, Jan Holzer.  Back Row l to r:  Tammy Gilmore, Pam Deyo, Cheryl Gerhart, Sharon Shropshire and Traci Telecky. Photo by Daphne Faler.