ARLINGTON – The Eagles are getting a bit fit thanks to new weight cages bought with donations from the Stillaguamish and Tulalip tribes.
A weight cage is a piece of weight training equipment that allows students to safely lift free weights. The school has 14 weight cages that have been replaced over the past four years thanks to the donations.
“The old weight cages really took up a lot of space in our weight room,” said Judd Hunter, Arlington High School PE Department head. “The new cages open up a lot more space, and the students really like the versatility of the new equipment.”
The Arlington Public Schools Board of Directors recently accepted the final $8,000 donation from the Stillaguamish Tribe. Since 2016, the Tulalip Tribes has donated $5,000 and the Stillaguamish Tribe $18,000. AHS teacher Kimberly Meno helped facilitate the writing of the grant for the cages. Stillaguamish Tribal Member Jeremy Smith said the tribe cares deeply about being a helpful member of the community. The weight cages are used by various sports teams and high school PE classes.
Arlington High School football players lift weights in cages installed over the past four years thanks to donations from the Stillaguamish and Tulalip Tribes.