Van Antwerp held its 3rd annual Turkey Trot on Friday, November 6, with
more than 100 students competing - and just as many supporters lining Dexter
Street, including friends, teachers, parents, and even a few four-legged
friends. There are three mile-long races, one per grade level.
A team of teachers and staff members, student volunteers, and the support of Principal Luke Rakoczy make it happen. Enjoy some scenes from the event below.
"It's not only fun for the kids but the faculty members as well. They see the kids in a different light and the kids see us in a different capacity," said health teacher Maureen Trefethen who helped bring the Turkey Trot to VA three years ago. "Kids love it because it helps ramp up team spirit and sportsmanship. Everybody gets cheered on as they pass by. It is also a time for parents to come and cheer on their kids and support other kids in the school.
The winners were: Heather Schmidt and Dan Malatesta for sixth grade; Olivia Olsen, Tyler Camelo for 7th grade; and Allison Malatesta and Providence Kang for 8th grade. They received commemorative VA Turkey Trot 2015 t-shirts.