Can kids make a positive difference in their community? At Archie Elementary, they know that yes they can! Led by the sixth grade service learning group called the Caring Whirlwinds (CWs), Archie Elementary students have been striving to make a positive difference in a multitude of ways. One recent successful event promoted by the CWs was a collection of funds to assist Gannon Hathcock, a 15-year-old Drexel boy engaged in a brave battle against Ewing Sarcoma, a type of bone cancer. Students and staff members district-wide contributed a total of $835 to help Gannon and his family.
Drexel ran into a buzz saw in the second round of the playoffs as Midway jumped out to a 27-0 halftime lead en route to a 41-0 victory, ending the Bobcats’ season at 8-3.
The Bobcats could only manage to amass 90 yards rushing in 32 attempts against a tough Viking defense. Drexel’s defense worked hard and racked up plenty of tackles, however, it just wasn’t enough to hold off Midway’s ball carriers.
Right: Brandon Thomas holds off Midway as Javyn Johnston passes the ball to Hunter Lindsey.
Drexel Cross Country coach Adrianne Lane and three of her runners headed to the State Cross Country meet in Jefferson City Friday, November 8 after a send off at the school. Sarah Cawby, Tayler Lancaster and Alyssa Sosa ran the 3.1 mile course in Jefferson City early on the morning of November 9th. With friends and family there to cheer them on, the three teammates were highly successful.
Cawby, a junior, placed 20th in the state with a time of 21:40 and received a medal. Freshman athletes Sosa and Lancaster placed 85th and103rd respectively.