For the past twenty-five years, the jump ropes have came out for an entire week at Brownstown Elementary School to support the American Heart Association. This year was the final one, and the event went out with a bang.
During Miss Stine's P.E. classes, students enjoyed different activities and competitions involving jump ropes, hurdles, and other active equipment. This was to not only increase awareness about the importance of healthy hearts, but also to put it into practice. The students were encouraged to bring in names of friends and family members who have had serious heart issues. These names went on the "In Memory/ In Honor" wall for all to see.
Students also had the opportunity to raise money for the association. This year, a total of $2,398.04 was brought in, adding up to a grand total of $48,782.59 over the past twenty-six years. Prizes - a series of toy ducks - were given to any children who brought in money. Lexi Seabaugh was the top collector, with $253, and gets to give Miss Stine, the physical education and health teacher, a whipped cream pie in the face. Students are encouraged to continue heart-healthy activities in the future, not just at school, but on their own time as well. BHS would like to thank Miss Stine for all of her hard work and time over the past years.by Katie Carson
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