(Cushing, Okla.)  Wednesday, October 9th is National Walk to School Day.  Deep Rock Elementary, along with other local schools participated by walking together on a designated path to school this morning.  KUSH participated by “walking the walk and talking the talk” with call-ins from Molly Payne to the morning show.

Deep Rock students, teachers, family, friends and local dignitaries met at the Cushing rodeo grounds to make the trek up Linwood to Deep Rock.  The walk took a little less than an hour but reaped great memories – along with a little exercise. 

The first National Walk to School Day was held in 1997.  Since then communities all over the U.S. and even the world have participated.  Aside from the health benefits of walking, the event allows participating local dignitaries the opportunity to see possible needs for community improvements such as sidewalks/pathways or unsafe driving behaviors.

Joining Deep Rock students were Cushing Police and Fire departments, Cushing Mayor Joe Manning and his wife, Cindy, Superintendent Koln Knight and Representative Lee Denney. 

The walk at Deep Rock was organized by Physical Education teacher Casie Brannon with the help of Principal Teresa Shaffer and others.

Other schools in Cushing known to have participated by organizing their own walks were Harmony and Wilson schools.

Visit our Facebook page to see more photos of today’s event: www.facebook.com/1600kush