Eagle River Elementary kicks off Olympic Games for studentsSubmitted: 02/15/2018
Story By Fitzgerald, Maggie

Eagle River Elementary kicks off Olympic Games for students
EAGLE RIVER - Eagle River elementary kicked off its winter Olympic Games on Wednesday.

Some of the games included bobsledding, luge, curling, speed skating, and a team biathlon.

Each class picked its own country to represent.

Elementary school physical education teacher Trina Burr said they have been teaching the kids about the values of Olympians. 

"We've been discussing that all this week about what is an Olympian. The excellence part and the respect and the friendships they build and so that's why we thought we would go along with this because we need that in our culture," said Burr.

Sixth grader Zachary Ritter was in charge of helping the younger kids learn the games.

Ritter is a big fan of watching the U.S. athletes compete in Pyeongchang. He said they can teach kids like him valuable life lessons.

"In the future you might not always win but you just have to be respectful and humble when you do win," said Ritter.

Fifth grader Matanna Depuidt's favorite activity was the bobsledding because it is all about strength.

"They try their hardest at what they do and they never give up and you might be one of them when you grow up," said Depuidt.

Other events included scooter hockey, skeleton, and an arts and crafts station.

Leading up to the games, the students learned about the history of the Olympics and the meaning of the Olympic rings. 

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