When last week's downpours dampened the spirits of more than 200 grade students and their coaches, the 2nd annual 5th Grade Track Meet and Wellness Fair was rescheduled for last evening. And Mother Nature redeemed herself!
In just its second year, the 5th Grade Track Meet is proving to be a popular event, as the students enjoy the competition as well as the social opportunities that come with an evening on the PHS football field. And it's entirely possible that future track stars are discovering that running, hurdling, jumping and throwing might be a fun activity for their middle and high school years!
Each of the four elementary Physical Education teachers coordinate the event, with help from several additional teachers. Some schools have running clubs, so many students are in the habit of running and staying active, and this is just an extension of that commitment.
This year, many members of the PHS track team were on-hand to assist the competitors and to help run each event. Thank you to each of the students, as well as the high school coaches and teachers who helped supervise throughout the evening.
Central coach, Eli Wheeler, is building a bit of a dynasty as his Central Quakers won the overall meet for the second year. But there were definite bright spots from every school, and we anticipate a close ending next year!
At the same time, the Community Wellness Fair was taking place off to the side of the track, and new this year, it included food trucks with delicious offerings. And then to top it all off, raffles and the grand prize of two bicycles made for a fun, sunny evening.
Congratulations to all of our students, many of whom tried new things and pushed themselves in competition. Thank you to all the coaches, teachers and high school students who brought it all together. And thank you to the parents and community members who supported the meet and the Wellness Fair!