What could be more fun than pelting your friend in the ribs with a spongy ball during the course of an otherwise normal school day? Doing it for a good cause.
Iola Middle School combined the best in fun and fundraising this week when it hosted a two-day dodgeball tournament intended to raise money for the American Heart Association. The games were preceded by a period of fundraising, from which Will Talkington emerged the top earner with $337. In total, middle schoolers raised $2,958.16.
The competition on Tuesday and Wednesday was brutal. In the end, a team made up of IMS faculty defeated the fifth- and sixth-graders. But it was the Conches a squad comprised of Eli Adams, Carter Hutton, Kyler Mittlemeier, Holden Barker, Jack White, Jake Skahan, Jarrett Herrman, and Brandon McKarnin who entered their holiday break in the knowledge that they are the true dodgeball champs.
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