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Baton Rouge Police Officer Ebony Walker, front row center, meets with the Girls on the Run team from Sacred Heart of Jesus School. Team members include, front from left, Paige Roscoe, Kennedy Aldridge, Marie Henderson and Sophia Barber; and back, Hannah LaGarde, Madeleine Webb, Loghan Gustin, Sofia Ceruti, Lucy O’Brien, Izzy Freese and Madelyn Campbell. Not pictured is Bree Parms.


The Girls on the Run team from Sacred Heart of Jesus School finished its season on Nov. 19 with a 5K run.

For the team’s community impact project, which is part of the Girls on the Run program, the girls adopted the 14 Baton Rouge Police officers who make up Sacred Heart’s security team. As a gesture of thanks, the girls prepared gift bags of edible treats and thank-you cards for the officers, a news release said.

Team members are fifth-grader Sophia Barber, fourth-graders Bree Parms and Madeleine Webb and third-graders Kennedy Aldridge, Madelyn Campbell, Sofia Ceruti, Izzy Freese, Marie Henderson, Lucy O’Brien and Paige Roscoe.

The team was coached by Sacred Heart of Jesus School parents Kecia Campbell and Rachel Ceruti.

Girls on the Run is a program that inspires girls to be happy, healthy and confident through an experience-based curriculum that integrates running, according to the Girls on the Run website.