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The Red Mountain High track and field team, coaches and Booster Club members will sponsor the Steve Rushing 5K Memorial Run on March 15. Everyone is welcome. Proceeds fund scholarships.
Students and community members are invited to sign up for the inaugural Steve Rushing Memorial 5K Run on March 15. Proceeds will fund scholarships for Red Mountain students.
A beloved Red Mountain math teacher, Steve Rushing, died in his sleep March 30, 2013, at age 62.
Early online registration costs $25. Race day registration costs $35.
A beloved Red Mountain math teacher, Steve Rushing, died in his sleep March 30, 2013, at age 62. Known for his contagious smile and quirky sense of humor, Rushing was one of the original team of charter teachers who started at Red Mountain when it opened in fall 1988. He was due to retire at the end of the academic year.
Steve moved to Arizona, and worked for years in computer sales for Reynolds before he found his true passion in teaching high school and coaching girls golf. As a founding member of Red Mountain High School’s faculty in Mesa, Steve taught math for 25 years. He died just a few weeks before he was going to retire.
Steve taught more than math; he taught his students about life and inspired them daily, telling them, “Do your best, and I’ll do mine.”
Steve never had an unkind word for anyone and was deeply loyal to his friends and family. If Steve had one more day, he’d spend it on the golf course with his buddies or devoting his time to helping his students. Steve’s family, friends, students and colleagues miss him dearly, but they do their best, as he would tell his students, to shine on!
Community members who cannot attend the 5K memorial run, may donate to the Steve Rushing Memorial Scholarship Fund through Red Mountain High School. Read the full story.
For more information, contact Brent Krieg, math teacher, and track and cross country coach, at firstname.lastname@example.org.