fielddayMADISONVILLE, Ky. (5/3/13) – Madisonville North Hopkins High School (MNHHS) presented their annual Olympic Field Day event yesterday, May 2, 2013, at the Badgett Athletic Complex at the MNHHS campus. The event was sponsored by MNHHS student body members (Key Club). Over 1500 area school students that attended the event were from Browning Springs, Hanson, James Madison, Pride Avenue, Jesse Stuart, West Broadway and MNHHS.
 
The opening ceremony began at approximately 9:15 a.m. yesterday with the Parade of Athletes. This included all of the schools participating in the event, as well as the MNHHS Marching Maroon Band, directed by Rob Bryant. The Parade was followed by the Presentation of Colors, presented by the MNHHS Color Guard and NJROTC, with the U.S. flag carried by MNHHS Senior Devin Rogers and the Kentucky Flag carried by MNHHS Senior Jessica Daniels. Noah Taylor sang the National Anthem.

The opening ceremony continued with Senior Recognition, Service Award Presentation (In honor of Bernie Brashear), Outstanding Peer Tutor Award presentation, Outstanding Service Award presentation, and the lighting of the Olympic flame.
 
Following the opening, the students went into the sports sessions. There were 16 different sports key locations set up all over the campus with student and teacher volunteers assisting and coaching all of the students in their activity of interest. Many students had a middle school or high school “Buddy” assigned to them so that they all had a more personal experience in the games. The students participated in archery, baseball, basketball, cheerleading and face painting, color guard, dance, football, golf, interactive games, karate, obstacle course, petting zoo, soccer and kickball, softball, tennis, track and field and volleyball. There was also a carnival open for most of the day where many children spent most of their time playing games to win toy prizes.
 
The participation from the student body and the staff at MNHHS for the Olympic Field Day event is undeniable. The students who assist in the games each raise or pay $35 as their monetary contribution to the event, which purchases the food and supplies, such as ribbons and equipment and any game accessories that may be of expense. Coordinator Tina Peyton, who is a MNHHS business teacher, expressed her gratitude to the community and the students for their role in contributing to the event.

All of the coordinators publicly acknowledged those business, civic organizations and individuals whom sponsored and donated their time and resources to this year’s Field Day:
 
Mr. Brad Ballard and Family Ballard Catering, Hanner Machine Inc., Knight of Columbus, Berry & Kington, PSC, Center for Orthopedic Services, First United Bank & Trust Company, Heritage Homes Real Estate, Overland Conveying Systems, LLC, United Southern Bank, Barclay B. McCoy, Hawkins Auto Body & Paint, Inc., Ronald Johnson & Associates, PSC, R & D Electric, MNHHS Key Club, MNHHS NJROTC, Ms. Terri Gates & Brody, Mr. Walter Fitch, Sr. PE Leaders & LB, MNHHS student volunteers, BSMS volunteers, James Madison volunteers, Barnett-Strother Funeral Home, Land O’ Frost, Inc., Fluid Power Services, Inc., J. Greg Haag, DMD, Muffler/Automotive Express, Sextet Mining, Warrior Coal, LLC, Harris Funeral Home, Inc., Peeler Pharmacy, Inc., Truck-N-Spring Repair, American Legion & Auxiliary, MNHHS FFA, Col. Patton & TOP Gates, Dr. and Mrs. Farmer and all of the station coaches.
 
Jessica Frodge
SurfKY News
Photos by Jessica Frodge

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

June 25, 2015 4362

Accused Synthetic Drug Traffickers Remain in U.S.…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 4160

UPDATE: Victim of Home Invasion/Homicide Died of…

by SurfKY News
June 28, 2015 3307

'Curb Service’ at Local Eatery Ends with DUI…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 3173

Alleged Breast Display Ends in Domestic Assault…

by SurfKY News
June 25, 2015 3133

Fundraiser Planned for Family of Trooper Eric…

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

June 24, 2015 44685

Western Kentucky, Southern Indiana's Largest…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 19, 2015 11165

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

by Barry Franklin

Stories Trending Now

June 29, 2015 3043

Accused Synthetic Marijuana Traffickers Appear in…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 30, 2015 2415

Earlingman Faces Multiple Charges after Alleged…

by SurfKY News
June 30, 2015 1106

Hope2All Food Bank Opens in Drakesboro

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
June 30, 2015 937

KRS Accounting Fraud Created Pension Crisis

by Dr. William F. Smith
June 30, 2015 836

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
June 30, 2015 689

Another ‘Welcomed’ Sign

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
June 30, 2015 657

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
June 30, 2015 625

UofL School of Dentistry Ranked No. 2 in the…

by UofL Health Sciences News
June 29, 2015 539

Muhlenberg Allstars 9-10 Fall to Warren North

by Mike Groves, SurfKY News
June 30, 2015 481

PSC Approves Settlement in KU, LG&E Rate Cases

by Andrew Melnykovych