On Friday, our school hosted an Agent Orange Relay event in order for the students to raise money for victims of Agent Orange.
After some opening songs and dances by the Socialist Youth Party,
the kids were anxious to get moving.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!