5K for the Arts

We want to thank and congratulate the Students, Staff, Faculty, and Community for their support of the 5K for the Arts Event. Over 400 students ran and we are proud to announce that the event was a huge success with the total fundraising amount of approximately $82,000.00!
We also want to thank our donors and sponsors for all their support. Please consider giving these organizations your business. Mark your calendars for next year's 5K event - the tentative date is Saturday, October 14, 2017.

Our Sponsors

GOLD DONOR - $1,000.00
  • Wing Heaven, District Heights, MD
SILVER DONOR - $500.00
  • CCIS, Butler, PA
  • Gailes' Violin Shop, College Park, MD
  • Shipley & Horne, Largo , MD
BRONZE DONOR - $250.00
  • Florida Indian River Groves, Inc., Vero Beach, FL
  • Loyola Retreat House, Faulkner, MD
  • Rita’s, Forestville, MD
  • Jesse Kirkland, BMHS Class of 2008
SUPPORTING DONOR $150.00 OR LESS
  • Applebee's, Forestville, MD
  • Crown Trophy, Waldorf, MD
  • Giant Food, Temple Hills, MD
  • Rita's, Forestville, MD
  • The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, MD
  • Wegman's, Lanham, MD
  • Panera Bread, Waldorf, MD
  • Honey Baked Ham, Forestville, MD
  • Costco, Brandywine, MD
  • Arby's, Forestville, MD
  • Chipotle, Clinton, MD
  • 5 Guys, Clinton, MD
THANK YOU to our Faculty & Staff who supported our 5K for the Arts
  • Dr. Marco Clark & Mrs. Peggy Clark
  • Dr. Robert Van der Waag & Mrs. Julie Van der Waag
  • Mr. Jim Monahan
  • Mr. Bob Mendiola & Mrs. Susanne Mendiola
  • Mr. & Mrs. Francisco Leonard
  • Mr. Marty Keithline & Mrs. Vicki Keithline
  • Mrs. Mary Mitchell-Donahue
  • Ms. Rhoda Sutton
  • Mrs. LaSandra Hayes
  • Mr. Garry Imes
  • Mr. Justin McClain
  • Mrs. Jan Steeger

We want to congratulate the winners of the race:

Fastest Male Runners
  1. Ellion Trotman (23:14)
  2. Donte Wheeler (23:16)3
  3. Caleb Payton (24:20)
Fastest Female Runners
  1. Jalyn Hill (25:52)
  2. Nyela Williams (25:58)
  3. Sydney Haynes (26:05)
Fastest Faculty
  1. Mr. Marty Keithline
  2. Mr. Justin McClain
  3. Mr. Garry Imes

Students raised huge amounts for each program. Here is the breakout of the fundraising with the top fundraisers:

Theatre Program
  • Students raised almost $4,002.00
  • Top Fundraiser - Jordyn Young - $250.00
Traditional African Music & Dance Program
  • Students raised almost $9403.00
  • Top Fundraiser - Kiyarah Hamilton - $335.00
Classical Dance Program
  • Students raised $15,974.01
  • Top Fundraiser - Nailah Chambers - $309.01
Choir Program
  • Students raised $16,275.00
  • Top Fundraiser(s)
    • Kayla Adam - $700.00
    • Dareon Briscoe - $700.00
    • Debra Henderson - $700.00
Band & Orchestra Program
  • Students raised almost $35,113.00
  • Top Fundraiser - Nala Washington - $800.00

Congratulations to all students, winners, and fundraisers! Enjoy the video and slideshow below.

The event has been captured in a picture slideshow and YouTube video. Enjoy.

Upcoming Fine Arts Events 2016-17

See Fine Arts Events

Mark your calendars. Click on link below for more information on each event as it becomes available.
Bishop McNamara High School
6800 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD 20747
Phone: 301.735.8401
Fax: 301.735.0934
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