Reed City sixth through eighth grades compete in school challenges

REED CITY — The excited shouts and cheers of hundreds of Reed City Middle School students could be heard from the outside the building as pupils rooted for their teammates during the final day of their Olympic challenges on Friday.

“This event gives the kids something fun to do,” said sixth-grade teacher Tara Price, noting the Olympics gives students a break from classes and keeps the school a positive place.

Teams are made of students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades, and each pupil participated in at least one event. Events included a basketball shoot, tug-of-war, academic challenge, dodgeball, an obstacle course and name that tune, during which students listened to the first 20 seconds of a song and needed to provide the title and artist to score the maximum of two points.

Teams had an opportunity to earn bronze, silver and gold medals for each challenge.