Moving and Grooving

AHA Kids Heart Challenge

Annual American Heart Association Kids Heart Challenge

Southern Local Elementary School students got moving for the annual American Heart Association Kids Heart Challenge on March 18 and surpassed their $2,500 goal. Kids took part in different stations and hula hooped with physical education teacher Kathy Randolph, danced with music teacher Ryan Smith and completed jumping activities with art teacher Kimberly Adams during their special time. The school raised more than $4,253 and was collecting donations until March 25, but students will be rewarded with a picnic in April and teachers and administrators will dress as superheroes in keeping with the AHA’s “Heart Heroes” theme. Pictured are Smith, SLES Assistant Principal Emily Brinker and aide Stephanie Ketchum dancing with second-graders in the library during the event.