Judge Memorial Students Encouraged to Walk Out of School

Judge Memorial Students Encouraged to Walk Out of School

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Keith McCord reportingStudents at Judge Memorial Catholic High School walked out of classes this morning. Every student got up and left, but they weren't protesting anything. In fact, they were encouraged by school administration to leave.

Getting out of school early on a Friday? What student doesn't love that! Just after 10:00 this morning, the entire student body of Judge Memorial Catholic High School--nearly 1,000 and most of them dressed in red-- walked from their school to Rice Eccles Stadium for today's 3-A semifinal football game. Their principal, Rick Bartman, led the charge.

Bartman said, "This team has worked really hard and come together as a group, and I wanted to bring our entire group, the school together as a community to support this team toward their ultimate goal of winning the state playoffs."

This was a big deal for the school; it's the first time the football team has advanced this far into the playoffs, so no one wanted to miss it!

Salt Lake City police officers were at every intersection along the route to stop traffic and make sure the mile-long train of students kept moving.

It wasn't just the students who got out of class today; everybody left school. Teachers, the custodial staff, cafeteria workers, everybody went to the game.

"We have an awesome community of kids and teachers and support staff here, and everybody is really on the bandwagon to support these guys to go all the way," Bartman said.

A team of eleven on the field, and a team of 1,000 more in the seats cheering them on. They came out victorious, beating Union, 49-20.

Judge will meet Logan for the 3-A title next week.

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