Raider role models toughen up students

On a wall inside Holley-Navarre Intermediate School is a picture of Nick Brahms inside a bouncy house back when he was a student at the school.

Nearly a decade later, Brahms is back at the school as a Raider Role Model. It’s the second year in a row the Navarre senior has been a part of the program.

“It’s really cool,” Brahms said. “I have fun talking with the kids and learning more about them.”

Brahms is one of 36 Raider football players from the junior varsity and varsity teams who are participating in a program started by fourth-grade teacher Cassie Nolan.

Nolan had been involved in a similar program called the Patriot Pals when she taught at Pace and is thrilled the program continues to grow at Holley-Navarre.

“This is the biggest group we’ve had,” Nolan said. “I’m super excited about it.”

Seven classrooms are participating in the program and the players stopped by the school Thursday to meet with the students for the first time.

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