Kennedy High teacher challenges students to powerlifting competition

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Sal Morabito, the beloved special education teacher and perpetual booster at Kennedy High, had some strong words for his colleagues and students on Monday.

He’s challenging the school’s staff and students to a powerlifting competition during an extended lunch period at the school this Thursday.

It’s part of a Fun in the Sun event that will bring a number of activities such as rock climbing, sack races, jump ropes, a DJ, photo booth and healthy snacks to the campus from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Morabito asked the Richmond Standard to publish this challenge for his students, but asked that we not pass it along “to the strong ones.”

“I  would like to extend a challenge to staff and students: Please join me in a powerlifting competition,” Morabito said. “Prizes will be awarded to any and all who top whatever weight I manage to lift during the contest. The challenge will be lifting weights from seven inches from the ground to an erect position. This is called rack pull…..”

Morabito said he expects tough competition as he figures a few football players will take part.

“I am planning to go to bed early tonight, and have a double portion of sardines in the morning,” he said.