Rally Point 3: Awesome Time at State Park

//Rally Point 3: Awesome Time at State Park

Rally Point 3: Awesome Time at State Park

Well, Rally Point 3 wrapped up today and we had an awesome time. This expedition, we took 19 middle school students out to Beech Fork State Park and put them through a 3-4 mile hike with a bonus challenge: the last quarter mile or so, they had to build a stretcher out of duck tape and carry one of their “wounded” teammates the rest of the way. Each team was led by a veteran whose job it was to help the kids learn about teamwork, persistence, and improvisation. Everyone had a fantastic time. These kids didn’t bat an eye and asked for more. Thank you SSG Cameron Temple (aka Sheriff’s Deputy Temple), Mr. Jody Sowards, Principal at Teays Valley Christian, Chic-Fil-A in Barboursville, and Mr. Dillard Price, Superintendent at Beech Fork State Park.

We also want to thank four TVCS seniors who came out and helped with logistics, not the least of which was setting up our Basex 305 medical shelter so it could be inspected before next month’s medical clinic at Run For the Wall. If you aren’t familiar with these military shelters, they weigh around 500lbs, and take a lot of energy to set up. Thanks John Legge, Isaac Hudson, Cody Torman, and Braeden Hammer.

Finally, we want to recognize the kids:

Emma Halstead
Kayla Facemyer
Chloe Harper
Jayda Smith
Emma Humbertson
Spencer Rheinlander
Stephen Serfontein
Logan Hall
Keifer Mata
Chloe Ferrell
Shelby Gibson
Brooke Haddox
Alexis Bowels
Sofia Rodriguez
Emma Alley
Grace Mason
Hannah Mason
Jordan Hensley

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By |2018-07-21T19:11:43+00:00April 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Rally Point 3: Awesome Time at State Park

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