Brockbank Sixth-Graders Attend "Sports Hero Day" at BYU!

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On January 19, 2012, approximately 1200 sixth-grade students from across Utah Valley descended onto BYU campus for an exciting day to be spent with their local sports heroes. Brockbank Elementary made up 67 of the over 1200 students. BYU calls this activity "Sports Hero Day". Its purpose is to provide sixth-grade students the opportunity to interact with BYU athletes, and to observe their positive examples in academics, athletics, and social circumstances up close and personal. The sixth-grade students were given the chance to try many different sports with the college athletes. Some of the student's favorites were football, volleyball, soccer, and golf. This year before the students went to the BYU they wrote essays explaining, "Who Their Hero Is and Why?" Out of all the essays BYU received Brockbank was lucky to have one of our students chosen out of the five winning essays, Briggs Ashworth a sixth-grader in Mr. Nathan Wright's class was one of the lucky winners. Way to go Briggs!