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St. Francis de Sales Catholic School hosts its own Winter Olmpic competition

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  • First-graders Briana Butler and Gavin Stanley race around the speed skating track during an Olympic event Friday at St. Francis de Sales Catholic School in Lake Zurich.

       First-graders Briana Butler and Gavin Stanley race around the speed skating track during an Olympic event Friday at St. Francis de Sales Catholic School in Lake Zurich.
    photos by Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Kindergartner Layne Nordstrom carries the torch Friday at St. Francis de Sales Catholic School.

       Kindergartner Layne Nordstrom carries the torch Friday at St. Francis de Sales Catholic School.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald staff report

The spirit of the Winter Olympics continues at St. Francis de Sales Catholic School in Lake Zurich.

On Friday, the school held a Winter Olympics featuring students competing in five events.

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Gold, silver and bronze medals were up for grabs in the school's version of hockey, speed skating, ski jumping, skeleton and curling.

Students have been learning about the Olympics and the participating countries through their academic and fine-art studies. They have been participating in the five sporting events in gym class, and the winners from each grade level moved on to Friday's competition.

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