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Paralympic Sled Hockey Team Visits Poplin Before Games
The 2014 Men's Paralympic Ice Sledge Hockey Team recently visited Poplin Elementary School. They spent a few weeks practicing at the Extreme Ice Center in Indian Trail before they made the trip to Sochi, Russia for the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, which begins March 7, 2014.
They took a couple of hours out of their schedule to share their motivational, inspiring, and uplifting stories with our students. Each and every player had their own unique story about how they have adapted to and overcome the challenges of living with a physical disability. “I learned that even though they have disabilities, they keep on playing,” said Blake Harold a fifth grader in Kris Martino’s class.
The coach introduced the players as men who did not want pity and did not focus on their disabilities but their ABILITIES. Their presentation encouraged each of us to recognize that what matters is not what we cannot do but instead what we can do with our life.
$473.23 Raised During Caught On Tape Relay for Life Fundraiser!
Poplin students raised $473.23 for Relay for Life during the Caught on Tape event on Friday, February 28, 2014! Students contributed $1 donations to purchase one piece of duct tape and then taped Principal Scott Broome and Assistant Principal Jim Eversole to the wall.
Students from all grades participated and seemed to enjoy the fun fundraiser. One fourth grade student, Shane Gregory, donated $10.00 just so he could tape Mr. Broome and Mr. Eversole to the wall. The next Relay for Life fundraiser will be March 25-27, 2014 - "E-Lemon-8 Cancer." So far students have raised over $1,800 for Relay for Life.