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A Mountain A Day

Kathryn Gross,   Loyola High School
Physical Activity Participation
A Mountain A Day
Our debate team strives to do more than academic challenges and whenever we travel out of town there is one goal - we climb a mountain each day we travel! Since Fall we hiked a mountain on the Appalachian Trail and one in the Allegheny Range. This week, the goal is another Allegheny Peak. When new debaters asked why, the others stated, "Because we can!" They are so excited when they reach the top. Since these are students who don't play organized sports, it is extra special!

How did students and adults work together as a team?

Everyone climbed and encouraged each other together - the debate coach and the students!

How did you accomplish your goals?

Shear perseverance and laughter.

What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them?

Much of the trail was blocked by large boulders and we had to literally crawl over them.