Rachel’s Challenge events were fun over in the Lord Botetourt cafeteria on Friday Dec. 14. Rachel’s Challenge’s week of kindness events culminated in a a flurry of activities that included, face painting, a Cornhole tournament, Airbrush tattoos, cord bracelets, tricycle races and much more. The evening finished with James River and Lord Botetourt high school boys basketball in the gym also called the “Palace.”
The winners of the corn hole tournament for teachers and high school students were Gehrig Ferguson and Sheila Proffit of James River High School, High School: Clay Cox and Remington Powers of LBHS and Middle School winners: Jack McKinney and Kyle Wood, RMMS. School principals Jamie Talbott and Mike Teatrault raced tricycles in the cafeteria with Talbott proving he is still the athlete!
B-TECH Automotive and Auto body teachers Chris Frost and Donnie Sells tattooed many students with airbrush equipment donated on their annual trip to Las Vegas with students.
At half time, Richard Henegar Act of Kindness went to Henegar who renovated a local man’s car when it was defaced due to a hate crime. The annual award has been named after Henegar who encouraged the crowd, ” One person can make a difference.” Carilion Children’s Clinic received boxes and boxes of donated items for ill children from the four student bodies at the secondary level.
Four students and four school resource officers held a court long race on the tricycles during the half time show. The winner was SRO Garrett from Read Mountain Middle School.