Miles, smiles and high heels for Michaella
By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer
Hudson – About 175 friends, relatives and supportive townspeople gathered Oct. 26 to remember Michaella Libby, a 2010 Hudson High School (HHS) graduate who died in January 2012 at age 20. The occasion was the second annual Miles and Smiles for Michaella, a three-mile walk beginning and ending at Morgan Bowl. While a sophomore at the University of Maryland majoring in public health, she tutored inner-city children in Washington, D.C., and volunteered for Students Helping Honduras.
Inspired by her love for fashion, a group of brave women and a couple of good-natured men donned stilettos prior to the walk for a 50-yard, high-heeled dash. A raffle with items donated by local businesses raised additional funds. Gently-used clothing was collected and will be shipped to Honduras.
Proceeds go to the Michaella Walsh Libby Scholarship Fund. The scholarship is awarded to students who share her interest in community service or will major in health.
Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.
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