Brewer Middle School students Ashlynn Gehring and Vincent Mugaruka won $500 for their school during the Brewer High School Winter Sports Rally on Jan. 14.
More than 1,200 people attended the event, which included the basketball and soccer teams, powerlifting and wrestling demonstrations by the teams, and performances by the band, cheer and drill team.
Select students competed in a Basketball Shootout and Soccer Kick Competition to win $250 each for their school. The contests are sponsored by the WSISD Education Foundation.
Competitors in the Basketball Shootout were: Jayden Johnson, Braylen Brown and Trinity Mitchell, Blue Haze Elementary; Kade Ramsey, Joshua Matthews and Jasmine Brisco, Liberty Elementary; Gabe Starling, RJ Merell and Janiah Johnson, North Elementary; Christian Walden, Kahnon Arrellano and Giselle Molina, West Elementary; Hannah Lelek, Chris Lester and Lane Schwartz, Fine Arts Academy; Julie Kasonga, Caden Cato and Trenton Hill, Tannahill Intermediate; Erin McKenzie, Trinity Evans and Ashlynn Gehring, Brewer Middle School.
Brewer Middle School student Vincent Mugaruka won first place in the Soccer Kick, and Naila Vega from North Elementary took second.
Other contestants were: Miles McKinzie, Kaydence Dixon and Serenity Ballard, Blue Haze Elementary; Daniela Estrada, Clara Williams and Moises Estrada, Liberty Elementary; Austin Franco and Hailey De La Cruz, North Elementary; Erick Gomez, Aylin Castillo and Ella Otieno, West Elementary; Angel Orozco, Carli George and Lily Meller, Fine Arts Academy; Joaquin Cedillo, Kamren Pride and Skilei Thomas, Tannahill Intermediate; and Vincent Mugaruka, Eduardo Aguilar and Brandon Gautreau, Brewer Middle,
The top two contestants from each competition faced off for an obstacle course, and Vincent Mugaruka from Brewer Middle won the trophy for his school!