Chatham High School held its 2017 preliminary Battle of the Belts competition on April 26. Teams of four students competed to see which could buckle into and out of the seats of a minivan in the fastest time.
The CHS chapter of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) hosted the event, which encourages students to buckle up and raises awareness about safe driving habits among teens.
This year’s team with the fastest time, “The Bucklin’ Bunnies,” will go on to compete against teams from other school districts at the World Championship Battle of the Belts at Sean’s Run on Sunday, April 30th here at CHS.
Team with the Fastest Time: “The Bucklin’ Bunnies” – 42.80 seconds
Nikki Schwab, Jessica Behn, Hallie Allen, Samantha Sitzer
This team will move on to compete against other school districts in the “World Championship Battle of the Belts” at Sean’s Run on April 30th.
Team with the Best Team T-Shirt: “The Buck’le Hunters”
Haleigh McKay, Hunter Thomas, Allyssa Rippel, Ryan Alderdice
Team with the Best Team Name: “The Buckling Boats”
Caleb Doyle, Patrick Devine, Josh Madsen, Yoshi Suesada
Team with the loudest cheering section: “The Buckling Robotics”
Joseph Intrieri, Ben Rippel, Michael Moore, Robin Tucksmith
Funding for the Battle of the Belts prizes was provided by The Sean Patrick French Memorial Walk/Run. Also, CHS would like to thank Superintendent Cheryl Nuciforo for volunteering the use of her van, and the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office for officiating the event.