5/14/2018 11:28:00 AM Bear Cave School enjoys "Jump Rope for Heart"
Cheyenne Bakken, a fourth grader, jumps over a hurdle during the obstacle course relay race at Bear Cave Intermediate School’s Jump Rope for Heart event on Friday, May 4.
The annual Jump Rope for Heart event at Bear Cave Intermediate School included rope jumping, swampball, an obstacle course relay race and tug of war that pitted selected Bear Cave classrooms against other classrooms. Here, tug of war participants in one contest included, from front to back, fifth graders Emma Zahradnik, Kylie Minnich, Hunter Ramaker, Grayson Paulson, Logan Quam and Clara Warbles.
Hundreds of students in grades three through five worked hard to strengthen their hearts on Friday, May 4. Enjoying the outdoors after a long winter, the students at Bear Cave Intermediate School took part in the school's annual Jump Rope for Heart event. They jumped rope, played swampball, ran obstacle course relay races and played tug of war. After the outdoor events were completed, students headed for the Bear Cave School gym, where a group of mostly fifth grade students put on a spectacular rope-jumping show. Ryan Liffrig, physical education teacher at Bear Cave, said the school's students raised a grand total of $27,433.27 from Jump Rope for Heart. The school will donate the money to the American Heart Association. Jump Rope for Heart teaches students many important lessons, Liffrig said... For more on this story pick up your copy of the May 15 Stewartville STAR.