Posted Date: 07/14/2021
Columbus Magnet School students had the honor of passing an official Olympic Torch during last week's Torch Run/field day. The Torch Run has been a CMS tradition since 1984 when former PE Teacher Tom Kretsch kicked off the event. In 1996 when the summer Olympics were in Atlanta, Mr. Kretsch brought CMS students to see the torch being carried through Norwalk. After reaching out to the Olympic Committee, CMS was bestowed with a Torch. The event happens every four years to coincide with the Olympics. This year, the Olympic Torch, American flag and Olympic flag were carried continuously throughout the school day around the Columbus track to celebrate.