On Friday, November 6th, 2015, Epperly Heights Elementary in Del City held a ribbon cutting for their new track. The remarkable thing about this track is that the funding came from fundraisers held by the students. The students raised approximately $21,000 for the new track.
Principal Kevin Hill remarked that he was proud of the students and wanted them recognized for their efforts to update the crumbling track and provide a new one for the school and the community.
Del City Mayor Brian Linley said, “This is just a great investment of our citizens’ dollars back into the schools. These students are our future doctors and lawyers. They are the future.”
During the ribbon cutting assembly, there was a drawing for a four-wheeler, and the lucky winner was Andrew Morris. Young Mr. Morris promised, for his own sake and for his beaming mother who was in attendance, that he would use the four-wheeler safely.
To celebrate the well-deserved acheivement by the students of Epperly Heights, Vice-president of the Mid-Del School Board David Bibens, Regional Director for Del City Chris Reynolds, Vice-principal Kathy Kirk, Epperly PTA President Lacy Arnold, a number of PTA members, and the whole student body were in attendance.
In her remarks, Ms. Arnold told of the last time the track was updated 24 years ago.
Principal Kevin Hill said that the students worked hard, and that he was proud of them and the recognition they received for their efforts was definitely well-deserved.