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Students, teachers take part in tug-of-war

October 14, 2013
  • A team of seventh grade girls are pulled into muddy waters as their team looses a tug-of-war heat at Wilson Middle Schoo
A team of seventh grade girls are pulled into muddy waters… (Raul Roa / Staff…)

The decades-long tradition of students competing in tug-of-war games at Wilson Middle School continued Friday in a rite that helped mark the end of the first quarter of the school year.

Sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders played the game against fellow students before taking on their teachers on the school’s field.

Staff members and teachers newest to Wilson Middle School must take a spot on the rope closest to the mud puddle that staff members create days in advance by digging out a hole in the field and filling it with water. This year, the teachers won.

“It’s something the kids look forward to every year,” said Sona Arakelian, assistant principal of Wilson Middle School. “It just makes physical education more fun.”

-- Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com

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