CREEDE—The Silver Thread Public Health District with the State Tobacco Education and Prevention Partnership (STEPP) grant and the Creede Youth Tobacco Coalition (CYTC) collaborated to create an action-packed field day event for the Creede Middle and High School.
CYTC designed the “American Ninja Warrior” themed obstacle course, which included tobacco prevention and education for the students. Jennyfer Kemper, a junior at Creede High School, constructed an amazing climbing wall in woodshop class, also counting as her final project for class.
Students chose an opponent to compete against as they completed the obstacle course in the shortest amount of time possible. Participants conquered eight obstacles: running across tree stumps, jump roping, crawling under a giant net, scaling the climbing wall, nerf gun target practice, running while hula hooping, crossing a giant balance beam and ending with a splash in the pool while answering a tobacco-prevention fact.
Congratulation to the four winners: Marcos Romero, Chloe McComas, Trenea Carpenter and Zach Romero. Prizes were red and blue Creede spirit socks.
To round out the day, Silver Thread Public Health District provided a pizza party for the students.
Thank you to everyone who helped with this event; and an extra special thank you goes to Kim Fairchild for all of her organizational support and contagious enthusiasm and to Karl Kolisch for providing the lumber for the balance beams and tree stumps. It was a great way to end the year.