The Journal Register (Medina, NY)

November 13, 2013

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Medina Journal-Register — Michelle’s Memorial 5K race slated

MIDDLEPORT — The second annual Michelle’s Memorial 5K will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. at the Middleport Fire Hall, while the starting line will be nearby on Mill Street. The course will be along the Erie Canal. An awards ceremony and post race party will take place immediately following the race at the Middleport Fire Hall. Non-runners may pay for the food on site. For more information, contact Brooke Yaiser at 735-3456 or

Michelle’s Memorial 5k proceeds benefit the Michelle A. Bewley Scholar Athlete Award, which is given each year to a graduating senior at Royalton-Hartland who meets the criteria by maintaining a 90-plus average during their high school career, has participated in three sports each year, the music department and who consistently displays courage, leadership, respect and a constant drive to better themselves, their classmates and their school through their efforts in its academic, music and athletic programs. 

Michelle graduated with the Royalton-Hartland class of 1994. During her years in Roy-Hart, she was a member of the field hockey, swimming and track teams, as well as a member of student government, National Honor Society, the school orchestra and chorus, and countless other organizations, committees and groups.

She was a relentless multi-tasker and she gave every bit of herself to her family, friends, classmates, teammates and co-workers. Michelle died suddenly on Jan. 6, 2006, but she displayed those qualities every day of her life.