HCA Kids Walked Until the Cows Came Home!
Elementary students at Highlands Christian Academy participated in a Walk-a-Thon on April 8, 2010, raising $8,500 in sponsorships for a new elementary building entrance.
K5 through fifth grade students who participated said they really enjoyed the event. While the students walked laps around the gym, Coach Josh Good and Mrs. Jennifer Utz “deejayed,” playing music and prompting students to clap and sing along. The students also had fun walking in reverse, finding a friend to walk with, walking in trios, and walking in slow motion. They also enjoyed a surprise visit from the Chick-fil-A cows, who gave out lots of hugs and high-fives to the younger children and came back “home” at the end of the event to take pictures with the third through fifth grade students.
The basketball scoreboard kept track of how long the students had walked, and a buzzer was regularly sounded to indicate special activities. Sometimes students who were directly in front of a teacher along the walking path were rewarded with a prize, and sometimes students were selected for a skills game on center court.
Highlands’ goal for the Walk-a-Thon was to raise $12,000 for the Elementary Entrance Building Fund. The Fund already contained $16,000 from this year’s magazine sale and a portion of the ’09 Knight Fund. The new entrances will be enclosed to protect students from inclement weather and provide additional safety for our students. Please pray that the additional funds will be provided so work can begin on this project.
If you would like to make a donation, please contact Jennifer Utz in the Development Office at (954) 421-1747 x 1004 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sno-Cone Winning Classes for each grade level:
K5 – Mrs. Scriver’s class
1st Grade – Ms. Sharp’s class
2nd Grade – Mrs. Valdes’ class
3rd Grade – Mrs. Wingenroth’s class
4th Grade – Mrs. Shawver’s class
5th Grade – Mrs. Johnson’s class
Winners for Lunch with Principal Utz at CiCi’s:
K5 – Brianna Barnard, Samantha Steinkamp, Jack Ullman
1st Grade – Jimmy Good, Kaitlyn Ajakie, Cassidy Brown
2nd Grade – Katelyn Flaten, Jenna Gauthier, Cassidy Crump, Kolton Wik
3rd Grade – Joshua Ais, Carolyne Flaten, Ryan Lassen, Baker Ungerbuehler
4th Grade – Rylie Verasammy, Michael Mendez, Hunter Yancey
5th Grade – Clayton Baker, Kayla Lassen, Danielle Domino, Kyle Lassen, Remington Shallenberger
Suspend Principal Utz: Ninety-three pieces of tape have been earned by students who raised at least $60. Is this enough to “suspend” Principal Utz to the wall? We shall soon see!
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They did it! Click below to see the "suspension" of Principal Utz.