Government class flies kites with special ed students

Emily Dulohery, Design Editor

Lori Wallentine’s 6th hour government class spent the period flying kites with special¬†education students on Tuesday, April 26th. The activity is an annual tradition which was started about five years ago by Wallentine, who originally had the idea to get her seniors more involved with other students.

“I duck into [the special education] classrooms to visit a lot, and I just thought it would be fun for everyone,” Wallentine said.

Senior Serena Leyba and freshman Amber Gusse fly a kite together.
Senior Serena Leyba and freshman Amber Gusse fly a kite together.
Sophomore Tanner Crum holds onto a colorful kite.
Sophomore Tanner Crum holds onto a colorful kite.
Senior Ian Gaza releases the tail ribbons of a kite.
Senior Ian Gaza releases the tail ribbons of a kite.
Senior Chris Kliewer pulls his kite into the wind.
Senior Chris Kliewer pulls his kite into the wind.
Seniors Jason George and David Hedrick watch their kite climb.
Seniors Jason George and David Hedrick watch their kite climb.
Sophomore Ivan De La Rosa smiles for the camera.
Sophomore Ivan De La Rosa smiles for the camera.
Sophomore Blake Unrein and government teacher Lori Wallentine gather string while senior Sarena Leyba holds the kite.
Sophomore Blake Unrein and government teacher Lori Wallentine gather string while senior Sarena Leyba holds the kite.
Senior Dylan Ream and junior Natalie Kloth fly a kite together.
Senior Dylan Ream and junior Natalie Kloth fly a kite together.
Freshman Jesse Nunez shows off a bubble wand.
Freshman Jesse Nunez shows off a bubble wand.
Freshman Taylor Parsons holds a bubble-blowing toy while watching others fly kites.
Freshman Taylor Parsons holds a bubble-blowing toy while watching others fly kites.
Wallentine hands a kite over to junior Maurice Reed.
Wallentine hands a kite over to junior Maurice Reed.
Senior Sarena Leyba untangles kite strings.
Senior Sarena Leyba untangles kite strings.
Wallentine and senior Sierra Pierce work on gathering up bubble solution and toys.
Wallentine and senior Sierra Pierce work on gathering up bubble solution and toys.
Students and staff members observe kite-flying from the edge of the field.
Students and staff members observe kite-flying from the edge of the field.
Kadie Oliver waves goodbye to Wallentine's 6th hour class.
Emily Dulohery
Kadie Oliver waves goodbye to Wallentine’s 6th hour class.