By: Lindsay Premo
Mapletown Highschool’s motto for the 2016-17 school year is “be a difference maker.” So when racers from the AMSOIL GNCC Series On-Track School Program decided to stop by Greensboro, Pa., to hold an assembly to promote speaking out against bullying and making bad decisions, it followed this year’s motto.
GNCC On-Track’s mission is to entertain and educate youth by presenting positive role models with a passion for what they do. Professional racers know first hand the value of hard work, positive thinking/acting and goal setting, and serve as positive role models while traveling throughout the country racing.
“We hope to inform the students about setting goals, teamwork and bullying,” GNCC media relations manager Chelsea Taylor said. “Racing builds a strong sense of community and we want to help.”
GNCC racers Brycen Neal, Craig Delong, Emily Streets, Ian Flynn, Dustin Hendershot and Kaden Lambruno were on hand, along with some of their dirt bikes and ATVs, to field questions and give personal experiences on the topic that has become a on-going issue throughout the country. When asked how the On-Track Program ties in with the Maplewood motto, Taylor replied, “I believe what we do impacts the lives of people everywhere and we bring a powerful message in a unique way.”
The On-Track Program aims to visit primarily elementary and middle schools throughout the 13 stops on the AMSOIL GNCC Series. To sign up your school, or for more information, please visit the GNCC On Track page.