Courtesy of Bullis Charter School
Bullis Charter School students Shelby Jennet and Katherine Nasif celebrate their silver and gold medals, respectively, with fellow athlete Destiny Torres of Voices College-Bound Language Academy.
Bullis Charter School hosted the fifth biennial Invitational Junior Olympics at Foothill College May 22, with nearly 1,000 student athletes from 12 local charter schools cheered on by former Olympians and spectators from across the Bay Area.
The daylong event included traditional track and field events as well as an egg and spoon race, a bean bag toss, a soccer kick-off and a basketball shootout. Five local Olympians handed out medals to the event winners, including Keshia Baker Kirtz, who won a gold medal in the 4x400m relay in the 2012 Summer Games.