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South Point schools party out of bounds

Students wind down academic year with animals, activities

SOUTH POINT — With the academic year winding down, students in the South Point school district took a day to celebrate on Friday.

A party took place on the grounds of the high and middle school’s, with both of the district’s elementary schools showing up as well.

“It’s an end-of-year celebration,” Superintendent Mark Christian said. “We did this last year for high testing scores. This year, we’re doing it just because. Everyone worked hard this year.”

As was the case last year, the 1,600 students of the district had a wide variety of activities to choose from, ranging from P.E. stations with a balance beam and parachute on the school’s track, to softball and cornhole games.

Inflatables were set inside the gymnasium, while outside a petting zoo, courtesy of Honey Hill Farms of Lexington, Kentucky, returned, bringing llamas, donkeys, ducks, rabbits and more.

Teachers and parent volunteers worked the event, as groups rotated between the various activities.

Christian said the school again had South Point T-shirts printed for all of the students and faculty of the schools, and provided them with lunch and sno-cones.