Challenge Day has become an anticipated event at the Jr./Sr. High School at the request of students, and Principal, Dr. Bolen, makes sure it happens every year. Over a three-day period in January, students in grades 10 and 12 participated in an all-day event held in the gym. This award-winning program has reached 1.5 million youth and adults in 2500 schools and organizations around the world since 1987. It is one of the most successful Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) programs in the world, meant to build compassion and ignite a movement of positive change. Their tagline is “Be the change you wish to see in the world! Create a world where everyone feels safe, loved and celebrated.” The program aims to shift a school culture, by healing past hurts, making amends, working together, inspiring each other to be the change, and creating peace. The gym was booming with loud music, dance, laughter and tears shed. It’s an emotional ride, and students walk away with a lot to think about. Thank you to the educators who shared their time, knowledge and guidance, and thank you to the students and staff for their open mindedness and participation. Challenge Day is truly a one-of-a-kind experience.