DDHS students constructing for a cancer cure

Posing with the wall are DDHS Adventure, Leadership and Outdoor Pursuits students Kane Castel (kneeling), (L-R) Mr. Ben Herland, Tim Clark, Chance Castel, Christian Santiago, Brandon Bales, Kelly McKinney, Casey Truckey, Tessa Scott, and Ryan Flemming. Click pic for more images in our gallery.

The Adventure, Leadership, Outdoor Pursuits II class ventured outside of the gymnasiums and locker rooms at DDHS and headed down to the wood shop this spring to build an obstacle for the “Cancer Assault Challenge” held at Lutherdale Bible Camp in Elkhorn, May 18.

Event chairperson Julie Lopez contacted the class to see if there was interest to help support cancer research by participating in the cancer assault run, a challenging 5-kilometer run through obstacles and tons of mud.

Teacher Ben Herland and his students eagerly took on the challenge and built obstacle No. 4 on the course, which included jumping over walls and bales of hay.

“My students spent class and study hall time to build and paint the walls that more than 400 people jumped over,” Herland said. “This great group of students worked hard building the obstacle and several of them ran the race, as well.”

The students’ reasons for participation varied from wanting to test their physical abilities to supporting cancer research because of family members that are fighting or have fought the disease.

“This is a great example of our Delavan-Darien students making a positive difference in our community and leading healthy lifestyles,” Herland said.

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