Minute To Win It At Washington
Washington Middle School physical education teacher Karen Drake, student Anarilys Torres and JPS Board of Education President Joe DiMaio work on the Balancing Act event during the school’s second annual Minute to Win It Competition. Students and staff, along with JPS Superintendent Deke Kathman and DiMaio competed in six events with the seventh-grade class winning the competition. Events such as Stacking Snowman, Balancing Act, Wrapping Race, Marshmallow Toss, Tree Ring and Snowball Fight pitted classes against each other for fun, holiday-based activities. Teachers Jill Smeraldo and Sara Joly organized all of the events. Washington has at least two competitions for the students each year.