PHOTOS: Students at John Paul II spend the day laughing and playing at Game Day

Students from kindergarten through 6th grade enjoy a day out in the sun.

Second grader Landon Maechen cheers after hitting the target with a water balloon during the John Paul II Game Day at John Paul II Elementary School on May 11, 2022.
Adam Thury / Mitchell Republic
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It was a day for fun in the sun at John Paul II Elementary School in Mitchell, as the private school held its annual Game Day.

The event was held Wednesday, May 11 at John Paul II school, which includes students from kindergarten to sixth grade.

Adam Thury joined the Mitchell Republic in March of 2022. He was born and raised in Mitchell, S.D., and graduated from Mitchell High School in 2015. He always had an eye for photography but started honing his skills mid-2014. He has worked on growing his knowledge of photography by shooting for local events. He can be reached at and found on Instagram at
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