Monday, April 28, 2014

Hop across the finish line

By: Kelsey Shamblin
   April 13 the Student Council organized the Viking Bunny Hop Field Day. The Jackson County Health Department sponsored the event. The Bunny Hop was used as a fundraiser to raise money to create the memorial for the senior garden in the courtyard between the main building and Ag building. The event raised over $500 to help create the memorial garden.

   The Bunny Hop consisted of a one mile Jelly Bean Run, 5k, Frisbee toss, sweep the eggs, egg relay, tunnel walk, hula-hoops, bean bag toss, bad mitten, and many other events. The Jelly Bean Run ran the same course as the 5k, only a mile though. The event was for all ages 2 and up. All children received participation ribbons for the events. The 5k began at 1:30, and the one mile run began at 1:45

   “There were so many kids at the Easter gathering. They were all smiles, and laughter,” said junior Hannah Johnson.
   Placers in the one mile Jelly Bean run were: 5-6-year-olds: 1st Ellie Hosaflook; 2nd Carter Neal. 7-9-year-olds: 1st Carter Hall; 2nd Kaycee McCoy. 10-11-year-olds: 1st Morgan Jarvis; 2nd Cole Neal. The placers in the 5k were: 8-10-year-olds: 1st Ellie Hosaflook; 2nd Maggie Malessa. 11-14-year-olds: 1st Emily Matessa; 2nd- Laney Harper. The category for 15-29-year-olds included: 1st Stephanie Methias. In the 30-40 year-old division: 1st place Michael Thomas; 2nd Jason Ward. In the 41-50-year-old division: 1st Krista Ranson; 2nd Patty Haught. Congratulations to all these runners!

   Advisor Becky Neal said, “We had a wonderful turnout. We had over 100 participants.”

   The next Viking run will be the Graduation Run held May 22 at 6:00 p.m. This is an annual event the student council started last year. Previously there were three categories to run in but, this year there will be four; Staff and Students, Alumni, Friends of Vikings, and, new this year, Teams.

   Mrs. Neal said, “The Team category will sort of be like a relay.”
   They are also thinking about giving out an award to the team with the most original uniform, so be unique! The Graduation Run will run the same course as the Bunny Hop. Come out and support your classmates, and have fun!

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