David LaChance — Bennington Banner
Bennington Elementary School students follow the Walloomsac Pathway as they celebrate International Walk to School Day. The local walk was organized by RiseVT to encourage healthy lifestyles, with a small grant from the University of Vermont Medical Center in connection with the Safe Routes to School program. The school's 250 K through grade 5 students received education in school about road safety, stickers and a healthy snack, as well as some good exercise on an ideal fall Vermont day. Leading the way are, from left, second-graders Catherine O'Malley, Giovanni Shepard, teacher Courtney Pierce, and Damien Reed.