First-graders doing push-ups for Uganda this morning. Photo above and below by Lori Carlson.

(Lander, Wyo.) – The students of Gannett Peak Elementary School this morning, led by Jamie Franzen’s third-grade class, will be doing 10,000 pushups on Friday morning in order to raise awareness and funds for the RainCatcher.org program.

The program has created water filters that they deliver and install around the world.

Franzen said she learned about the program through a RainCatcher Ambassador that she knows, Tyson Mayr. Mayr is coming to town to join the children in their effort.

At about 8:15 a.m. on Friday, each student and teacher at Gannett Peak filed into their respective hallways and each did 16 pushups. Based on the school’s average population each day, 625, that will result in 10,000 pushups.

As evidenced by Shawna Morgan’s photo (at the bottom), GPS wasn’t the only school to participate. In that photo the Lander Valley High School math department also did pushups to show their support.

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