Sixth-graders at James Madison Middle School introduced themselves to community leaders, shook hands, made eye contact, and more during the inaugural “Amazing Shake” event at the school. Teachers Kia Zieba and Sara Lutz spearheaded the competition that focuses on soft skills.
Thirty-four students took part in the “Meet and Greet” segment of the competition. Additional events were held throughout March. Out of five finalists, Aiden Lutz was selected as the winner. Jordan Owens was in 2nd place.
The event is based on The Amazing Shake, which originated at the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta. Organizers hope this event will grow in the future.