Riversprings Middle School students experienced the thrills of being chased by zombies through the fog of a pre-Halloween fall morning. RMS Wellness Coach, Jessica Wells, facilitated an exciting theme filled with lots of excitements. She started the run with, “Lace up those sneakers and race for your fitness lives!” Following the 5K Wells shared, “Whether participants walked at a Zombie’s pace or ran like a maniac, while encountering the mysteries throughout the trail, fitness was the focus.” The course included water stations, beware of zombie signage and spooky areas.
Principal Michele Yeomans, who also ran the 5K with the students, added, “This year’s Zombie Run replaced the annual fall dance. Proceeds from the Zombie 5K Run will benefit special projects coordinated by the Riversprings Student Council.” While waiting to run the 5K, students played basketball,2 jumped rope, threw Frisbees and participated in a bean bag toss.
Wells expressed appreciation to the Bear faculty and staff. She said, “The common spirit that exists at RMS is one that inspires enthusiasm, devotion and a strong regard for the team. It took all of us working together to successfully organize this school-wide event.”
This year each Wakulla school has added a Wellness Coach. Activities from The Biggest Loser, to Wellness Lunch and Learn activities including breast cancer awareness for employees to healthy holiday menus are some of the happenings designed to increase awareness and healthy life style choices.