Thursday, 27 February 2014 00:00
On Feb. 7, Carle Place Middle School hosted the Middle School Olympics, an event where students formed teams and competed in a series of events. Co-organized by seventh-grade teacher Lauren Palma and special education teacher Lauren Perazzo, the event raised $500, which was donated to the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that serves veterans, service members and their families.
“It’s a great event that gets the students moving as a team,” said Palma. “It gives them their own unique experience as well as an opportunity to showcase their sportsmanship while supporting a great cause.”
Approximately 120 student participants split into 12 teams competed in tug-of-war, trivia, basketball free throws, freeze dance, Scattergories, soccer and a three-legged egg race. Members of the Carle Place High School Key Club volunteered their time and served as officials.
“We came because we wanted to help the Wounded Warrior Project and have fun with our friends,” said one eighth-grade student. “It’s our last year in the middle school and it’s nice to do something like this before we graduate,” added a classmate.
— From the Carle PlaceSchool District