Stanley Switlik Elementary is home to a new court of distance running kings and queens. On Nov. 17, elite runners from the preliminary rounds of each grade level’s jog-a-thon sessions competed for bragging rights and a place in school history. At the conclusion of the “run-off,” the school counted each competitor’s completed laps to crown the fastest two boys and girls from each grade level – with plenty of ties to go around. Winners will be awarded a medal and a new pair of running shoes at the Switlik jog-a-thon assembly, set for Friday, Jan. 12.
A Switlik staple for more than 30 years, the annual fundraiser nets tens of thousands of dollars each year for classroom supplies and field trip expenses, all while promoting physical activity and giving youngsters with a competitive edge a moment to shine.
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