Posted by Billy Knieriem on Tuesday, August 30, 2016
"Ancient Olympics" was the theme of our Fall Kickoff this year! With the Summer Games taking place in Rio, we thought we'd give a shot at our own competition style game extravaganza! Shortly after students arrived, they were grouped into Countries. Each country was tasked with coming up with a name and a flag. They were each given materials to make their flag and a list of the events they could compete in. Once looking over the events, each country selected participants for each event- everyone had to compete in at least one! The events included: Archery, Disc Throw, Stadia (distance run), a Relay Race, Volleyball, 3-on-3 Basketball, Long Jump, and The Gauntlet- which was a run down the center of two lines of students and adults armed with dodgeballs. You had to make it through the approximately 150-200 ft distance without getting hit twice!
WE. HAD. A. BLAST! The students had fun making up country names (Pizzalandia, Pajamas, Drew-many, Bambia, and Romans ) and designing their flags! And the competition was strong! Our students were AWESOME in trying their best at each event.
We asked all the students to come dressed in attire appropriate for the theme- which in this case, essentially meant wearing a toga (appropriate one of course, and with clothing underneath), and they did not disappoint! It was a trip to see a bunch of students and adults running around in togas and competing against each other in a series of crazy games!
In the end, the winners were:
Gold Will Hennessy (Bambia)
Silver Brian Fuller (Pajamas)
Bronze Devon Citron (Pizzalandia)
Gold DrewMany (Nate Hewson, Isaiah Swint, Zayne Hartwell, Marshal Stone)
Silver Pajamas (Gage Lauter, Bryn Dawson, JT Hewson, Brian Fuller)
Bronze Bambia (Will Hennessy, Sandra Oxendine, Kaley Urban, Benjamin Gilham)
Gold Isaiah Swint (DrewMany)
Silver Benjamin Gilham (Bambia)
Bronze Brianna Oxendine (Romans)
Gold Gage Lauter (Pajamas)
Silver Franklin Gilham (Romans)
Bronze Nick Chvojka (Bambia)
Gold Addison Lienhop (Romans)
Silver Jane Morris (Bambia)
Bronze Grant Prest (DrewMany)
Gold Jordan Davis (Pajamas)
Silver Will Hennessy (Bambia)
Bronze Ruthie Hassell (Pizzalandia)
Gold DrewMany (Marshal Stone, Nate Hewson, Isaiah Swint)
Silver Bambia (Will Hennessy, Nick Chvojka, Benjamin Gilham)
Bronze Pizzalandia (Ruthie Hassell, Austin Hoyt, Kayla Menter)
Gold DrewMany (Grant Prest, Marshal Stone, Francesca Rastellini)
Silver Pajamas (Mackaylah Chvojka, Bryn Dawson, Brian Fuller)
Bronze Pizzalandia (Ruthie Hassell, Sage Dawson, Austin Hoyt)
In the end, our overall winning country was Bambia with 7 total medals (1 Gold, 4 Silver, and 2 Bronze). Second place was a tie between DrewMany and Pajamas- both with 5 medals each. Pizzalandia had 4 total medals, and Romans finished with 3 medals
It was an awesome night a lot of fun and memories, and a great way to kickoff our Fall!
Tags: kickoff olympics