29 Jun Hope Middle Schoolers go to College for Field Day!
A special thanks to St. Joseph’s University for hosting the first Hope Partnership Middle School Annual Field Day! Students were organized into two teams – white and blue – for some spirited fun to celebrate another year of hard work and academic progress. Administrators, staff, and teachers cheered students on during time honored fun games that included the three-legged race, the sack relay, water balloon toss, and the infamous tug of war.
Conor Lesch, who is St. Joe’s assistant director of athletics, wanted Hope students to know that higher education should be a goal for everyone because it allows you to have more options. Mr. Lesch tells all St. Joe’s students, “higher education is an investment in yourself. It’s better to have choices about how you want to live your life. The more you put in, the more you get out of your college experience.” Middle schoolers also heard from St. Joe’s student athlete Jake Wolfe, who is one of the top five fastest sprinters in the country. Mr. Wolfe helped Hope students understand the hard work and commitment that goes into becoming one of the best at a sport. A second track sprinter, Justin Mosche, made a point of letting our middle schoolers know that he is a ‘student’ athlete, which means his work as a student comes first. “If I don’t keep my grades up, I can’t play my sport,” he told them.
Time at St. Joe’s also included a delicious lunch with some tween/teen favorites, pepperoni and cheese pizza, as well as barbecue chicken wings, generously donated by Mr. Lesch. We’re already looking forward to next year’s fun event. In the meantime, we wish all of our supporters a happy, restful, and sports filled summer!