VPS winner gearing up for Saturday's 2016 Toad Race competition...

Kindergartener Bryson Powell emerged as the winner of the VPS 2016 Toad Race with his jumper temporarily named Speedy. However, he said, he may change the toad’s name before Saturday and competition in Conway against other Speedy rivals. His plan for the next few days is to allow him to rest and gorge on insects.  It was “toadally” a record year for collecting, teachers at VPS said. Some students brought multiple toads to share with their friends.  More than once, teachers said, they were in need of the toad medic due to broken limbs before the race ended. There was also a couple of mishaps where handlers lost control of their racers and some tears because students didn’t want to return them to nature.