Dodgeball tournament supports new science lab


DURYEA, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Some students and teachers in Luzerne County are dodging balls in the name of science.

With the sound of a whistle, it was time to dip, dive, duck, and dodge at the third annual dodgeball tournament at Holy Rosary School in Duryea.  

More than 20 teams take part in the event, from first graders to adults.  The money raised from this competition is going right back into the classrooms.

Event coordinator Qiana Lehman told Eyewitness News that Holy Rosary values STEM programs, but the school doesn’t have a designated space for those activities.  That’s why they’re building a science lab.  

“When you get to high school, you do all those experiments, so we’ll give them a head start by having a lab here in the lower school,” said Lehman.

The dodgeball tournament raises about $10,000 for Holy Rosary School.  The new science lab is expected to open in about two or three years.

Donations can be mailed to: Holy Rosary School, 125 Stephenson Street, Duryea, PA 18642.

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