MDHS Walkathon Highlights!!

MDHS Principal Petra Goetz volunteered to have a whipped cream pie smushed in her face – and hair, as it turned out – by Alec Murray last Tuesday, June 4 at the school’s Walk-a-thon for epilepsy. ANDY BADER/MITCHELL ADVOCATE

Emma Badley, current Mitchell District High School president, has her face painted during the school’s walkathon for epilepsy June 4. ANDY BADER/MITCHELL ADVOCATE

MDHS teacher Scott Hlusiak delivers a pitch to a Grade 8 student during their softball game. ANDY BADER/MITCHELL ADVOCATE

A walk-a-thon involving the students and staff at the Mitchell District High School (MDHS) was a success June 4, as over $6,300 was raised for Epilepsy Canada.

Overcast skies greeted the students as they walked from the high school on Frances Street down Wellington Street to the Kinsmen Park at the south end of town.

A variety of games were played throughout the day, ranging from tug-of-war to slo-pitch to bubble soccer. Snacks and treats were available for purchase as well.

A highlight included students winning the right to throw cream pies in the faces of staff members, including Principal Petra Goetz. Vice-Principal also had his beard shaved at the conclusion of the successful day.