Heavy burden

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Huntington University baseball player Dustin Rutledge (left) narrates the action as his teammate and Huntington North High School graduate, Jared Green, does pushups with Lancaster Elementary student Brayden Rice on his back. Another Lancaster student, Adalyn Harvey watches. The stunt was part of the ISTEP kick-off convocation held Thursday, March 6, at the elementary school. The players encouraged the young students to prepare for their ISTEP testing like they prepare for a baseball game, by getting eight hours of sleep each night and eating a good, healthy breakfast. The testing begins today, Monday, March 10.