Hall Walking Program kicks off at Port Clinton High School

Nov 28, 2023 | Schools | 0 comments

Sophomores Izzy Pine-Riddle, left, and Denver Bodi, right, greet walkers Sandy and Michael Giangrande. (Photo by Sheri Trusty)

BY SHERI TRUSTY

When Char Amato of Port Clinton wanted to get in shape for an upcoming vacation, she turned to her alma mater, Port Clinton High School, and enlisted her sister, Denise Zibert, to walk with her during the school’s Hall Walking Program that kicked off recently.

The Hall Walking Program is open to anyone interested in walking the school halls for exercise. The program is held on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Walkers should arrive at the Port Clinton High School main entrance between 10 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Parking is available in the visitor parking area near the front entrance.

Sisters Denise Zibert and Char Amato take a recent walk through Port Clinton High School during the Hall Walking Program. (Photo by Sheri Trusty)

“I came today because I’m going on a New York City trip with Magruder Hospital, and I’ll be doing a lot of walking,” Amato said.

Walkers are greeted by high school students as they enter the school.

“Our kids love it,” said Education Assistant Dhana Hamilton. “They get to greet people, learn life skills, and build relationships. It’s nice to meet the community. Some of them have been doing this for years.”

Senior Keira Davis enjoys the chance to volunteer during the Hall Walking Program.

“I like handing out the badges and meeting new people,” Davis said.

From left, senior Keira Davis, sophomore Izzy Pine-Riddle, senior Mason Limestahl and sophomore Denver Bodi serve as official greeters for the Hall Walking Program. (Photo by Sheri Trusty)

Sophomore Denver Bodi said he volunteered for the program last year, as well. He signed up again this year because he likes the connections.

“I like to talk to people,” he said.

For more information call Jan Gluth, Director of Student, Staff & Community Development at 419-732-2102, ext. 8.

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