Davie High students rally for Down awareness

Published 9:46 am Thursday, October 1, 2020

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The track at the new Davie County Community Park was filled with walkers last Saturday.

The overcast skies didn’t deter the walkers from raising money at the Buddy Walk for the Down Syndrom Association of Greater Winston-Salem.

That track was filled with some 41 walkers, all organized by Davie High student Maddie Kulis.

The Davie High War Eagle team won awards for the Most Overall Walkers, and was second among new teams for most money raised, $945.

“I’m so proud of Davie County and everyone who participated,” Maddie said.

The Buddy Walk has been held yearly since 1995 to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome. Money raised helps families and promotes awareness.

For the first time, the walk was virtual, meaning each team walked at their own locations instead of gathering for a large group walk.

Registered walkers for the War Eagle team included: Seth Grooms, Nancy Grooms, Heath Grooms, Tiffany Grooms, Bentley Grooms, Kristian Lyons, Cassidy Nichols, Cecily Fishel, Ava Rajacich, Evan Barr, Kristina Prysiazniuk, Parker Prysiazniuk, Logan Prysiazniuk, Laurie Cruse, Jaxon Cruse, Cosmo Hutchins, Carol Blankenship, Ben Blankenship, Elizabeth Dorsett, Susan Dorsett, Adam Dorsett, Tiffany Baity, Hannah Watson, Abby Hicks, Makayla Duty, Carly Wall, Ava Brooke Smith, Filomena Herpfer, Lisa Humphrey, Conner Humphrey, Alexis Callison, Parker Grant, Madi Shaver, Reece Latham,  Stacey Brandon, Chandler Roberts, Ashley Roberts, Angie Stage, Angie Kulis, Matt Kulis, Lexi Kulis, Maddie Kulis

Donations were provided by: Barker, Susan Dorsett, Cecily Fishel, Sarah Lewis, Chase Robertson, Cassidy Nichols, Trish Kulis and Angie Stage.