Rain keeps Washington Township students from fun day

The school soccer field had been readied with tents for games and activities, a moon bounce and dunk tank, and the stage was prepared for nearly 1,000 students involved in the Washington Township High School Renaissance program to enjoy an afternoon reward of fun and relaxation.

Appearing sad that inclement weather washed out their rally, members of the Washington Township High School Renaissance Club were helpless as their afternoon plans went down the drain with the rain water.

Ten minutes before the students descended onto the field, however, a powerful storm blew in, complete with lightning, heavy rains and damaging winds that picked up tents and deposited them hundreds of yards away, forcing the cancellation of the event.

WTHS Renaissance Club Co-Advisors Jennifer Monaco, left, and Candace Mroz looked for the silver lining with Renaissance Executive Board member Ashley Rosenberg.

The school’s Renaissance program, under the direction of co-advisors and WTHS teachers Candace Mroz and Jennifer Monaco, is an organized way to motivate and inspire students to achieve higher academically while building stronger bonds with their school, community, local businesses and parents.

“We had such a fun day planned for our classmates,” Renaissance Executive Board member and WTHS senior Ashley Rosenberg said.  “We were going to have faculty participation, competition and great prizes.  The weather changed in a matter of minutes.  I feel bad that we won’t be able to reschedule the event.”

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