Taft has been participating in Jump Rope for Heart for the past 15 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 14th & 15th due to the two-hour delay. Forty students participated in this event!
The Helicopter winners were: Josiah L., Nicole M., Owen L., Maggie O., Ella M., Maya M., Abigail A. and Brennan T.
The Last Person Standing winners were: Michael B. and Gehrig V.
In the long rope challenge Emelia D. had 68 jumps, Janelle G. and Isabella F. had 95 jumps and Abigail A. and Olivia D. had 42 jumps. Gehrig jumped a record 200 jumps!
In the short rope most consecutive jumps challenge Emilia D. had 211 jumps, Maggie O. had 375 jumps and Olivia D. had 296 jumps. Isabella B. set this year's record while keeping her top jumper title with 497 jumps!
The first and second grade event was held on Thursday, February 15th. A record 53 students participated in the event!
In the long rope challenge, first grader, Bryce T. had 50 jumps. For second grade, Abigail B. had 52 jumps.
In the short rope most consecutive jumps challenge, first grader Emma G. had 60 jumps. For second grade, Hanna A. had 51 jumps.
Our top fundraising volunteers from each grade were: First Grade: Owen M.; Second Grade: Ellie S.; Third Grade: Esley R.; Fourth Grade: Julie A.; and Fifth Grade: Logan C.
Congratulations to all of our jumpers and thank you for all of your hard work in raising money for the American Heart Association!