St. Christine’s hosts yo-yo show

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Neighbors | Natalie Scott.The Ned Show used yo-yo tricks and jokes to teach students at St. Christine's School about being champions Feb. 1. One Ned Show presenter, Chad, is shown doing a yo-yo trick.


Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Students told Chad different qualities that make people champions during the Ned Show at St. Christine's School Feb. 1.


Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Kayla Kaleda, a third-grade student at St. Christine's Elementary School wore a colorful crown that represented all of the traits that make a champion during the Ned Show Feb. 1.


Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Chad asked a student at St. Christine's School to tell him one subject she wished to get better at in school at the Ned Show Feb. 1.


Neighbors | Natalie.While telling about the mishaps Ned encountered on a day that he made bad choices, Chad made the British flag using his yo-yo string.


To end National Catholic Schools Week, St. Christine’s School hosted the NED Show, a comedic student-participation show that teaches children how to find the champion within themselves, Feb. 1.

The NED Show performer praised the show for its work in schools around the country.

“The NED Show does around 5,700 shows in schools around the country per year.” said Chad. “To actually see the difference that the Ned Show makes in the lives of these children is one of the best things about what I do. I truly believe in the message that the NED Show represents.”

The show began with a story about Ned’s day before he came to St. Christine’s. Ned makes a series of bad choices, such as deciding not to go to school that day, that lead him into some sticky situations, including being chased by aliens. When Ned decided that he wanted to do the right thing and go to school, his day turns around. Even the aliens help him to achieve his goal.

This amusing story was accompanied by yo-yo tricks. He used various tricks, like Around the World, Walk the Dog, and more, to illustrate different part of the story he was telling.

The NED Show helps children make good decisions by following three simple principals, which can be remembered by turning Ned’s name into an acronym. “N” stands for “Never give up.” This principle tells students that they can achieve their goals if they work hard and have a positive attitude. “E” is for “Encourage others.” The NED Show encourages children to treat others the way they would like to be treated and to respect everyone. Finally, “D” is for “Do your best.”

“Learn from your mistakes,” Chad said. “Start small, take baby steps. If you learn from your mistakes, you can do bigger things and keep growing.”

To learn more about the NED Show or to get the Ned Show to come to your school, visit

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