This track season felt so short this year. It felt like there were more track meets last year than there where this year. This year I’m the fastest person in our 8th girls track team. This means I run our relays and that I’m the 4th leg. Our 4 by 1 and 4 by 2 is the fastest events for sprinting. We are doing better than we were last year which is great. For the first time last week we came in second place; it was exciting. In my 200 meter dash I came in 4th place in our small schools. This Wednesday is the Meet of Champs. We had to come in 1st – 4th place to be able to qualify. Since we came in 4th for our 4 by 1 and 2 in our 4 by 2, and I came in 4th for my 200. We will be going to the meet which is the four fastest big zone schools and the four fastest for the small zones. I hope we at least place for the meet because the big zone schools are really fast.
Garner’s 8th graders that are going to be freshman at Mac next school year had the opportunity to try out for the JV or freshman cheer team. I’ve been cheering since I was three, and I’ve always loved it. I did take some seasons off from it, but I always kept tumbling to get better at my skills. At first I didn’t know if I wanted to try out because it was going to be a little different from all star cheer, what I’ve always done. However, I wanted to try something different. Try outs weren’t that hard. We had to learn a dance and a cheer. The real tryout day came and I was really nervous, but I did a good job performing, and that night they posted who made it…. and I was one of them! I was very excited to be one of the few 8th graders who made it.
Brandon Lacour received a certificate of excellence from Senator Van de Putte this week. Brandon recently spoke at the American Lung Association’s Dinner for the 2014 Asthma-Friendly School Initiative that honored Garner in receiving a Gold Champion Award.