An event for our school is Mileage Club. Through prizes and popsicles we run miles on the track and in the gym. You are able to challenge yourself to twenty miles (80 laps around the track.) You earn an extra recess and a popsicle party with the others who earned it! If you run ten miles or more, you get entered into a drawing. This year they added Dairy Friends, which are stuffed animals related to dairy products. As a tradition, we have been doing this for eight years and our gym teacher has been teaching us well. We push to challenge to win drawings and cool prizes! Each lap around the track is a quarter mile, and since we have been learning fractions, we know it means 1/4! We might get tired but as we found out, Maddie in our class, has earned 8 sticks, so 2 miles sticks are simply just popsicle sticks with stamps that say our school name. Each stick represents 1 lap around the track, located by one of our schools playground and 4 laps equals one mile! Maddie likes soccer, so running is a nice thing to do for her and her practice. So even though you might not love running or don’t have Mileage Club at your school it’s still nice to get out once in a while and jog as an award. You will be very proud and push to the limits as we have been taught well by our gym teacher. Just remember:
“Most of the important things in the whole world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”
By Bethany and Jennifer with help from Maddie with her facts and Talia who interviewed her.