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By Beka Compton
The Times 

Dayton Elementary students trade snow for the green

The COVID-19 pandemic canceled the annual ski program, but students were able to play a few rounds of golf in the meantime

 

Beka Compton

Audrey Walker uses her club to make sure she is lined up and ready to tee off, a trick she learned from one of the many volunteers that made the program possible.

DAYTON-Dayton Elementary fourth and fifth graders were bummed when they found out that COVID-19 had squashed plans for a winter skiing program, but their teachers weren't about to let a pandemic slow down hopes for outdoor fun.

"Bluewood just wasn't comfortable with taking the risk," said Dayton Elementary teacher Wendy Davis-Richards. "Which was understandable. They wanted to keep their staff safe."

Richards has helped facilitate the annual ski program and said that they immediately started brainstorming ideas that could take the place of the ski program while remaining safe amid the pande...



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