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Mayflower Mill holds 'Kindy 500' race

Known as the greatest spectacle in elementary school racing, the first ever 'Kindy 500' was held at Mayflower Mill Elementary Friday.

Posted: May 18, 2018 5:59 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) -- Known as the greatest spectacle in elementary school racing, the first ever 'Kindy 500' was held at Mayflower Mill Elementary Friday.

All the kindergartners were divided up into 20 teams to create a team name, design a car and race.  The race was a relay with each driver taking a lap before bringing the car back.

Parents and the rest of the school were on hand to cheer on the little racers.

Kindergarten teacher Sunshine Waber organized the event.

Waber said the Kindy 500 is not only fun and great exercise.. it's educational.


"Most of all we see them working as a team, making choices as a team, problem solving. It's fun for them to hear everybody cheering for them and being so excited," said Waber.

This is Waber's first year at Mayflower Mill. She said the first running of the Kindy 500 was a huge success.

"I was so excited that my kindergarten team let me do this and to see the whole school out here and our principal being involved, I was so excited, it made me so happy today. Made my year," said Waber.

The second and third place teams received medals. The winning team, named 'DSM,' received trophies, drank milk and even kissed the bricks.

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