Originally published Feb. 6, 2018 in the News-Review.
By Tricia Jones For The News-Review
Short whistle blasts spear the winter air surrounding the Eastwood Elementary School playground on a recent Monday afternoon. Silence falls as heads swing toward physical education teacher Brad Hirsch, who is holding up a timer at the front of a starting line.
“Remember! You are not racing against each other,” Hirsch shouts. “You’re all racing against — what?”
“Time!” respond a dozen or so voices.