Sunnyside hosts neighbouring schools for cross country run

Sunnyside hosts neighbouring schools for cross country run
(Photo : Matthew McCully)

By Matthew McCully

The Stone Circle in Stanstead was a hub of activity on Wednesday morning as over 100 students from North Hatley, Ayer’s Cliff, Princess Elizabeth and Sunnyside Elementary School gathered to participate in a 1.6 km cross-country run.
The students were divided into different groups, and eight races took place throughout the morning at the fourth and final cross country meet of the season between the four schools.
Three weeks ago, the students met at Merry Point in Magog, and the following week the groups ran their hearts out around the Ayer’s cliff fairground.
Sunnyside hosted the last two meets for the group, since the location was ideal for keeping the students properly spaced out and the scenery surrounding the unique Stone Circle was an added bonus.
At the end of the races, the top three runners from each category were awarded a ribbon.
Sunnyside Principal James Lemaître said the cross-country meets were a great way to help the students from the different schools connect. They started to recognize each other each, and they’re waving hello, it’s nice, Lemaître said.

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