Kula Elementary School 5th-grader Koapaka Purdy, 10, takes flight while covering his teammates during a game of German dodgeball in physical education class Wednesday afternoon. Diving for a loose ball is Kyeana Defrancia, 11, and rushing forward is Brooke Asing, 11. "It's fun to play dodgeball, you get to bean people with the ball," Kyeana said. Added Brooke, "I like it because there is a lot of action and balls are flying all over the place." Players rush (at left) to gather up dodgeball ammunition.
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