Champion toad racer at VPS is third grader

In a heated toad race, Wednesday, Alyssa Harris (1), Sam Halley(2), Bailey Wise(K) and Sophie Rogers(3) faced off. Frank, Sophie’s toad, brought her to the finish line first. She said he was found lounging under a rock. And, her key to the win, she said, was providing him some nice grass to rest on while he waited for the competition rather than having him practice his skills.

Sophie will have the opportunity to represent the school at the Toad Suck Daze jump in downtown Conway on Saturday morning.

On a lighter note, one student was heard admonishing her toad telling it, “You could have done better. You are now out of my life forever.”