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Aurelian Springs Institute of Global Learning was crowned the 2023 Halifax County Schools Tackle the Tar champions.

The event, which occurred last month, brought together HCS staff from across the district to run, jump, and climb through an obstacle course spanning over 5 kilometers.

Aurelian Springs was represented by kindergarten teacher Stephanie Duran and first grade teacher Yuli Lozano.

In all HCS had seven teams consisting of four to participate. In addition to Aurelian Springs, the teams included Central Services, Inborden Elementary, Pittman Elementary, Scotland Neck Elementary, Enfield Middle, and Southeast Halifax. 

“The school district hopes to inspire its students to lead healthy, active lives and to promote the importance of physical activity and healthy living in the community,” the school system said.

The event was organized by the Rotary Club of Rocky Mount, which works closely with schools and community groups to encourage physical activity and healthy living. 

“As educators, we must learn how to overcome the waves in our school system,” said Superintendent Eric Cunningham, who explained “waves are obstacles that come our way that seem overwhelming. This course forces you to think, strategize, and understand the importance of promoting physical activity and healthy living among our students." 

Cunningham said, “Tackle The Tar is a great way for our staff to get outside, move, and have fun with their peers. We're proud to participate in this event and support the work of Tackle The Tar."

The obstacle course included mud pits, cargo nets, and tire walls. The course was designed to challenge participants physically and mentally and required teamwork and perseverance. 

"I was nervous before the event, but once I started running and jumping over the obstacles, I felt like I could do anything," said one participant. "It was such a great feeling to finish the course and know I had accomplished something."

Kristen Brabble, the event chair and founder, said, “We're thrilled to have Halifax County Schools participate in Tackle The Tar. Their commitment to promoting health and wellness among their staff is truly inspiring, and we're proud to have them as a partner in our efforts to build a healthier community.”