- November 12, 2019
The air was electric at Pathways Elementary on Friday, May 19, as students lined up their cars for the 18th annual fifth-grade derby.
First up was the Derby Car Parade, where teams showed off their derby car creations. Kindergarten through fifth grade students and parents lined the route applauding their favorite teams.
The “Pathways Mega Annual Most Spectacular Awe Inspiring Fifth Grade Derby” consisted of two drift races down a ramp, with each driver taking a turn.
There was also a push race around an oval where the driver and the pusher switched halfway through the course. Students competed in “future” cars, which are new to the derby, and “classic” cars, which have been in the derby in the past.
Race director and Pathways Teacher of the Year Matt Coleman assisted drivers at the top of the ramp as they drifted down and rolled to a stop. Coleman, who teaches third grade, announced the winners for each race, and the awards for design and spirit.
DRIFT RACE (Classic)
DRIFT RACE (Future)
PUSH RACE (Classic)
PUSH RACE (Future)