Bay Ridge Prep's Mighty Marathoners!
Dr. Lisa Neesemann, Ms. Paula Champin, Ms. Natasha Hazell, Ms. Emily Wessendarp and Mr. Erik Fezzuoglio
Five Bay Ridge Prep teachers joined thousands of other brave runners who crossed the finish line of the 2017 New York City Marathon! Upper School teachers Ms. Natasha Hazell and Dr. Lisa Neesemann along with Lower and Middle School teachers Ms. Paula Champin, Mr. Erik Fezzuoglio and Ms. Emily Wessedarp completed the 26.2-mile trek through New York's five boroughs on Sunday, November 5.
The marathon also took runners down Fourth Avenue in Brooklyn, right by Bay Ridge Prep's Upper School Building on 74th Street where a large sign hung showing support for the school's runners, including parent Gerard Betro and former teacher Deirdre Ronaldson. Outside, runners were treated to pep melodies from the Upper School Concert Band.
Marathon running has some history at Bay Ridge Prep, with dozens of other faculty members and alums having completed multiple marathons and half-marathons in New York City and other cities across the country.
Founded in 1998, Bay Ridge Prep is an independent, K-12 college preparatory school offering exceptional courses and intimate class sizes in a socially-mature and positive environment.