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Photos Submitted Volunteers from Tennessee attended Highland Adventist School for a week to complete school improvement projects. The existing play area was supplemented by a horizontal climbing wall and the play area with mulch. A horizontal climbing wall is wider than it is high. The challenge of the wall is to get from side to side rather than up.


Photos Submitted Volunteers from Tennessee attended Highland Adventist School for a week to complete school improvement projects. The existing play area was supplemented by a horizontal climbing wall and the play area with mulch.

ELKINS – The Highland Adventist School’s play area will have new equipment this fall.

Volunteers from Tennessee visited the school for a week to complete school improvement projects. The existing play area was supplemented by a horizontal climbing wall and the play area with mulch.

“One of the life goals of our school’s long-time outdoor skills coordinator and my late husband Don Jacko was to help our students develop a love for healthy exercise and relaxation in the great outdoors of West Virginia.” Cheryl Jacko, headmistress, said.

“He planned and led many campouts, hikes, bike tours, climbing tours and canoe tours and our alumni report that these were life-changing experiences for them. This new horizontal climbing wall is the first piece of equipment installed in his honor for the enjoyment and health of our students. “

A horizontal climbing wall is wider than it is high. The challenge of the wall is to get from side to side rather than up. Climbers never go more than a few feet off the ground while moving horizontally across the wall, so they don’t need ropes or harnesses.

A horizontal climbing wall is wider than it is high. The challenge of the wall is to get from side to side rather than up.

“We appreciate Pastor Geoff Starr and his team of youth leaders and teenagers who traveled here from Chattanooga, Tennessee for the week to help us. It is great to be part of an international church and school system that brings people from a wide variety of backgrounds together for service. The team has also completed some service projects for the City of Elkins. “ said Jacko. “Our school will continue our strong tradition of outdoor skills training and this climbing wall will be an important part of our program.”

For more information about the school, which has a Christian curriculum for grades PK-12 students, or their Outdoor Skills program, email [email protected] or visit www.highlandadventistschool.org.

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