Barnesville Exempted Village School District in conjunction with Barnesville Hospital hosted a special after school program on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. at the Barnesville Middle School gymnasium. Guest speaker, Daniel Herrlein, professional Supercross and Motocross racer gave a presentation on his life and training as a professional athlete.
Daniel Herrlein is a 22 year old native of Bethesda, Ohio and has been riding motorcycles since he was 4 years old. He has worked his way up over the years from riding 50cc motorcycles in amateur racing to riding in the 250cc and 450cc in the professional class of Motocross and Supercross. He is ranked in the top 100 riders in the professional Supercross and Motocross racing circuits. He spoke to approximately 60 Barnesville Middle School students that attend the 21st Century Grant afterschool program along with several community members on the dedication and training it takes to compete at the professional level of racing. He covered aspects of his training such as proper safety equipment, nutrition, hydration, and conditioning. The participants received a t-shirt, a poster, and most stayed to get autographs.
The Barnesville Exempted Village School District received the 21st Century Grant from the Ohio Department of Education in 2012. The after school program is for middle and high school students. The grant requires that the district work with community partners and the partners are Barnesville Hospital and the Barnesville Library. The program provides a great opportunity for the district to add technology and education to the after school programs. The next program scheduled between these partners is a Kick Boxing Class, taught by Jenny Helmick, designed to help participants get some exercise and learn about boxing and muscle strengthening.