'HERO' Walk at Triton

Created: 05/30/2014 8:23 PM
By: Meghan Reistad

(ABC 6 News) --  There are a number of ways to prevent bullying, and Friday local students put their best foot forward.

Triton students in Dodge Center put on a "hero" walk.

The money raised goes to bullying prevention activities and sponsoring real-life heroes, local veterans, for an honor flight to Washington, D.C.

After two weeks of fundraising for the "HERO" program, the entire school enjoyed a day out on the track.

"Just the excitement and the community building, our everyday hero awards every month, just hoots and hollers all the time because they're so proud and the kids love it. i mean, they're already asking if we can do it again next year," Katie Macrafic with the HERO program said.

Organizers, and kids, say the event was better than expected.  In the coming years, the middle and high schools are expected to join as well.

The "hero" program is new to Triton this year and it stands for Helping Everyone Respect Others.