Chatham High School’s SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) chapter hosted the 10th annual preliminary Battle of the Belts competition on April 13. The event encourages students to buckle up and raises awareness about safe driving habits among teens. Twelve teams of four competed to see who could buckle into and out of the seats of a minivan in the fastest time, including a team from the Board of Education and a team of CHS faculty. School Resource Deputy Briscoe and Deputy Grzeskow of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office refereed the event.
This year’s team with the fastest time, “The Bucklin’ Bunnies,” beat their winning time last year by nearly ten seconds, finishing in a blistering 32.95 seconds. They went on to compete against teams from other school districts at the World Championship Battle of the Belts at Sean’s Run on Sunday, April 29th here at CHS and took home 1st place!
Team with the Fastest Time: “The Bucklin’ Bunnies”
Team with the Best Team T-Shirt: “The American Clickers”
Team with the Best Team Name: “The Rootin’ Tootin’ Bodacious Belt Battling Boisterious Bois”
Team with the Loudest Cheering Section: “International Carpool”
Great prizes including free prom tickets, Stewarts gift cards, Crandall Theater movie passes and Dairy Queen gift cards. Funding for the prizes was provided by The Sean Patrick French Memorial Walk/Run. A special thanks to math teacher Jill Chittenden and the CCSD Transportation Department for volunteering the use of their vans!