By MAKAYLA MONREAN
Thanks to all of the local businesses and organizations that have supported the Redbank Sports Boosters, our school was able to put up a display in the fitness hallway right outside the main gym containing the names of those students who earned a place in the 300 Club. The newest member of the 300 Club is senior Ethan Jones.
Andy Rex, RVHS physical education teacher and track coach, started the 300 club in 2003 to recognize students that achieve a weight-lifting goal. To verify that the student benches 300 pounds on one rep, Rex has to witness it. Any student in the school can participate in making the club.
The female closest to making the 300 Club was track and field standout Gretchen Colwell in 2004; she benched 230 pounds.
Rex says that if someone wants to be a member, they have to work hard and have a good work ethic.
Good job to all of the guys that have made the board, and good luck to all that are trying! Rex is looking forward to adding many more names to this outstanding display.
Makayla Monrean is a student at Redbank Valley High School and a member of The Bark, the school’s journalism/publications group.