This past Friday through Saturday was the third annual Kenzie Jump-a-thon. It was held in honor of Kenzie Ruston's life. I enjoyed jumping with my teammates and getting new skills.
The 8th grade and above jumpers stayed overnight. While I was not one of the people who stayed overnight, I look forward to when I will be able to. Even though all of the older kids were tired, they still turned push-ups for me over and over again until I got it. This shows the older kids with leadership.
The jumpers with leadership are the Makers. The jumpers who jump for themselves are the Takers. The jumpers who don't put in any effort are the Breakers. When events like these happen, it is very easy to see who the Breakers, the Takers, and the Makers are.
At the very end, for the last minute, we all jumped together. There was a force that made us unstoppable. Even though I never knew Kenzie, it felt like I could feel her presence in the room. Her spirit lives in the stories that my teammates tell me. There are funny stories, serious stories, and in all of them, I can see her work ethic shine through. I can tell that she worked hard every day at everything she did.
I am very honored to have been a part of this event and to jump for Kenzie. I hope in the future, I can strive to be my best, just as Kenzie and all the older kids have done before me.
"Work for a cause, not for applause."
I think that this quote shows the mindset of Kenzie Ruston, a Maker.