Educators endure a rigorous challenge
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Library media specialist at Buck, Karen Mylan, has had some experience in similar races but said this one was her most challenging to date. While participating in the Spartan Race was a lot of fun, she said, it made the experience even more worthwhile that the money raised is going to a good cause.
“As teachers, we’re very interested in the welfare of the kids that we teach,” she said, “and being able to do something fun like this with our colleagues and raise money for such a great cause is incredible.”
Gavigan said that the team finished the course in about 80 minutes and all of the participants from the district brought their medals to work on Monday to share stories with their students. “We really tried to promote to the students what we’ve been doing and why we did it,” she said.
For Comis, the camaraderie among the team members was one of the highlights, and raising money for a deserving cause was great to be a part of. “It’s just a good feeling to know we’re part of a district,” he said, “that, in addition to valuing education, we value the needs of the community and we come together as a family to assist with that.”