Idan Waksman ’14
Assistant Sports Editor
After settling into the new school, one of the primary focuses of the school is to go green and to protect the earth we are living on by thinking about how our actions will affect the environment. What is a better way to encourage kids to help save the environment than by giving them the chance to win a new Landry’s bike just by biking, walking, or taking the bus to school?
The GoSmart week-long event encouraged kids to start biking, walking or taking the bus rather than driving to school in order to decrease pollution in the air. Students who normally walk or bike anyway had the benefit of also entering themselves into a raffle to win a new bike.
Many students have different reasons for participating. “I participated in the event, because as a cyclist myself I bike almost every day. Biking to school seemed like a good way to train for my races,” said Emil Baungaard ’14.
Others walk to school because it is an enjoyment and it is refreshing in the morning. “I like walking to school because it’s relaxing to listen to music and walk in the mornings,” said Lina Chaoui ’14.
Many kids enjoy waking up in the morning to a nice walk or bike ride and they hope this event will continue in the future. “After a good bike ride I feel more awake, so I thought to myself why not do it before school this week, and feel more awake in class while getting the chance to win prizes,” said Baungaard.
The GoSmart week was a success giving more kids the opportunity to bike, walk, or take the bus to school who might have never thought to do so otherwise. The winners included AJ Madden ’14, Sarah Carrigan ’12, Han Li ’14, Emma Ramsden ’15, Raquelle White ’15 and the grand prize winner of the new trek bike was Tessa Broholm ’13.
“Winning the bike was awesome, it was totally unexpected but the bike is absolutely amazing and I feel really lucky to have won,” said Broholm.