Mirror, mirror on the wall. . . who’s the strongest of us all?
March 16, 2012
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Students have been dedicating their time to the weight room all year long so they can show off all of the work in a few short hours during the annual lift-a-thon. Students collected pledges for the amount of weight each would lift. The money was used for the weight room.
The two lifts that the weight classes did were bench and power cling.
“I worked so hard all year long to reach my goal. It’s kind of fun because we have little competitions between people. In the end I think Barta was pleased with how much I lifted,” Amber Searles, 10, said.
Over 100 students participated in the lift-a-thon. Out of these, three boys competed to break the school record and to beat their own personal best.
“I was so happy when I actually broke the school record for bench. I ended up lifting about 315 pounds so it was also my personal best. I can’t wait to see how much more weight I can get up to next year,” Drake Ewing, 10, said.
For the senior class, this was their last time that they could reach their personal best. Some achieved this while other fell a little short.
“I wasn’t really upset that this was my last lift-a-thon. I ended up reaching my goal so I was pretty satisfied with how the night went,” Kelsey Helus, 12, said.
The freshmen through juniors can come back next year to continue improvement. Barta strives for teens to do the best that they can and that’s all he could ask for.
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