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RHS: “Lumberjack Olympic Day” in Richwood

Richwood, WV – Richwood High School held their annual “Lumberjack Olympic Day” event today, May 16, 2019, at the Richwood City Park.

Spread throughout the park were competitions that allowed every student to participate in one or more of them.

The biggest one of them all was the softball tournament. Each class had a softball team, and the faculty also had one. Along with a competitive softball tournament, there was also a four-square tournament, basketball tournament, skateboarding competition, cornhole tournament, and even a small fishing derby.

When I asked a Richwood High School senior student, “Has today been a fun day?” He replied to me saying, “It has been nice. It’s a good way to end senior year.”

After asking the student that question, I couldn’t help myself from not asking the same question to an ecstatic teacher, perhaps the most excited teacher at the event, Mrs. Carry Mullens. She responded quickly, saying, “I think today has been a total hit. The kids haven’t complained, the weather is amazing, and every student has something to do.”

Pictured above: Richwood High School senior student Brandon Amick playing in a cornhole match.

I then went on to see four students having a great time playing a somewhat competitive cornhole match. To the right side of them, was three students and the happiest, most energetic school cop that I’ve ever known, Officer Aaron Evans. The four were playing a game of spike-ball.

Pictured above: Three Richwood High School students and Officer Aaron Evans playing an intense game of spike-ball.

After the heated round of spike ball, I asked Officer Evans, “How has this event gone so far?”

“I am having a great day. The weather is beautiful, the kids are phenomenal, and the teachers are doing a great job,” Evans replied while trying to catch his breath.

All in all, “Lumberjack Olympic Day” was a success. The teachers and students had a great time; While I was there, I too had a fun time.

The “Lumberjack Olympic Day” at the Richwood City Park was a great way to finish this school year on a high note.

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Jharad K. McClung-Lester

Jharad K. McClung Lester is the founder of The Richwood Leader. He's a bi-weekly columnist at the Rogue Review, and has words published in the Charleston Gazette, Lone Conservative, and FlipSide News.
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