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End-of-the-Year Bash was a HUGE success

Over 80 kids in grades 7-12 attended the end-of-the-year bash at Sappa Park on May 1. 

The kids enjoyed sliding down a hill on tarps, dancing to music provided by Full Throttle, and playing volleyball, spike ball, kickball, and cornhole. They ended the night with s'mores and playing hide-and-seek in the dark.

The freshmen came out in full force with 90 percent of the class participating (19 out of the 21). The 8th graders had 86 percent participation (19 out of the 22).

The brother/sister team of Brylee Minnick and Gage Van Meter won the cornhole tournament.  Playing them in the finals were Koen Oien and Tyler Ostmeyer.

The idea of the bash came from math teacher Gina Witt.  She and a group of student leaders planned and organized the event. THANK YOU to Mrs. Witt and her great helpers. 

Special thanks to Dan Morford and Jill Seller for grilling, Kurt Anderson for helping to get things set up, for the tarps, stock tank, and ice, and for helping to clean up; Tim Breth and Jillian Springer for chaperoning, cleaning up, and being such good sports; Chris Johnson of Full Throttle for the music, and ALL 82 kids who came out to celebrate a crazy school year with some good, old-fashioned fun.

I would especially like to thank Mrs. Witt for all of her work, and the awesome kids who helped set up - Aidyn Witt, Gabbie Vontz, Emma Anderson, Ellie Anderson, Avery Witt, Dani Weyeneth, Lizzy Weyeneth, Hunter May, Taite Woolsey, Gage Van Meter, Spencer Wishon, Hunter May, and Zander Kempt. (If I forgot you, please let me know.  Everyone who helped deserves to be recognized.)

Thank you to Stuco members Gracie Vontz, Emma Anderson, Melody Koerperich, Alana Raile, KeLynn Jacobs, and Mackenzie Urban for making phone calls, getting supplies, and helping to organize things.

Thank you to Carrie Morford who helped with getting donations and to the parents and community members who donated food and drinks. 

Except for a few scrapes and some sun-burnt kids, no one got hurt! Let's do it again next year!