Agent Orange Relay

On Friday, our school hosted an Agent Orange Relay event in order for the students to raise money for victims of Agent Orange.

Rob resting in his office before a late night of relay.

Rob resting in his office before a late night of relay.

After some opening songs and dances by the Socialist Youth Party,

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 the kids were anxious to get moving.

Waiting at the start line.

Waiting at the start line.

The students walked, ran, crawled, and piggy-backed a .5 k (.6 mile) loop around the school. Each lap they did was tallied to their teams’ total, which pledges had bet money on.

Making Laps any way they can.

Making Laps any way they can.

While students were waiting to walk, or taking a break, there were a bunch of games and activities going on around campus. A popular Saigon band came out to play, there was karaoke, companies selling products (jewelry, food, bags), and face painting.

Move the ball along moveable poles, ring the bell.

Move the ball along moveable poles without it falling off. Ring the bell while blindfolded and spun around.

The highlight of the evening was the Staff vs. Student basketball game. Brian, our PE teacher, did an awesome job of recruiting teachers and organizing us into 5 minute rotations.

Playing Ball

We were all a sweaty mess, down three teachers to injuries, and barely running by the end, but we won! With Rob’s height, those kids didn’t stand a chance.

We Won!

This event was awesome. The whole thing was organized by our Career Counselor, “Little” Rob, and he truly did a fantastic job. The kids were motivated, excited, and seemed to be having a blast. I’m not sure how much money they raised, but I know a few students who single handedly covered 15 kilometers, about 10 miles!

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