Taft has been participating in Jump Rope for Heart for the past 14 years. Jump Rope for Heart encourages students to jump rope to exercise their own heart while helping to raise money for the American Heart Association. This money is used to help with education and research on heart disease and stroke, the number one and three leading causes of death in our country.
The third, fourth and fifth grade Jump Rope for Heart Event was held on February 10th. 77 students participated in this event!
The Helicopter winners were: Gabriella F., Isabella F., Gehrig V., Sophie D., Luke L. and William C.
The Last Person Standing winners were: Margaret O., Sophie D., and Gianna S. The overall competition (Gabriella, Michael, Phoenix, Isabella, Luke) was won by Catherine G. Isabella could not compete in either of these challenges because she was jumping to her record number of over 800 jumps!
In the long rope challenge Gabriella F. had 182 jumps, Ariana P. had 158 jumps and Keira S. had 114 jumps.
In the short rope most consecutive jumps challenge Margaret O. had 416 jumps, Isabella B. had 803 jumps and Luke L. had 445 jumps!
The first and second grade event was held on Thursday, February 16th. 36 students participated in the event!
In the long rope challenge, first graders, Abigail B. had 64 jumps and Aydan I. had 35 jumps. For second grade, Brennan T. had 180 jumps and Josiah L. had 57 jumps.
In the short rope most consecutive jumps challenge, first grade’s Abigail B. had 47 jumps and Hannah A. had 40 jumps. For second grade, Emeila D. had 115 jumps and Gianni G. had 76 jumps.
Our top fundraising volunteers from each grade were: First Grade: Abigail B, Kyle C, and Chloe C; Second Grade: Nicolette M; Third Grade: Adrian C (top volunteer $280); Fourth Grade: Tyler B; and Fifth Grade Samantha G.
Congratulations to all of our jumpers and thank you for all of your hard work in raising money for the American Heart Association!