submitted - Centennial's Andrew Phillip makes math fun for LES student Zachery Sizemore.
Centennial High School football went from lifting weights to lifting spirits Feb. 12 as player-volunteers pitched in to make Liberty Elementary School’s Math Fun Night, fun. Elementary students discovered the joy of numbers as the CHS Cougars brought math to life, hosting a variety of age-appropriate game stations created by the LES teaching team.
Liberty first grade teacher and event coordinator Julie Cranston says the event has become a popular annual gathering for LES families.
“The kids just love the ‘big guys’ in their jerseys,” she said, “and with the prominence of athletics in society, it’s great for our young students to see these players stressing the importance of math.”
Centennial football coach Brian Rector has brought community service to the forefront, stressing how important it is for student-athletes to give back to their community.
“It’s great to be able to bring smiles to the faces of Liberty students,” he said, “but the lessons of giving learned here tonight are life-long-lessons for all.”
Mrs. Cranston summed up the night, saying “It was hard to tell who had more fun, the kids, the parents or the football players.”
The event brought two school systems together - Centennial High School of Williamson County Schools and Liberty Elementary School of the Franklin Special School District.