New twists on an O’Neal School tradition saw students, faculty, and staff alike leaving campus last Friday with a smile. Who wouldn’t smile after competition, community, and of course, some water games?!
Field Day kicked off in style, as Mr. Lussier lead the entire O’Neal student body in singing the Falcon Fight song! This renewed tradition filled the air with excitement as students headed to start the field activities. Competing in their red and blue teams at events lead by the seniors of the Class of 2019, students in kindergarten through eleventh grade competed in their grade levels in traditional events such as tug-of-war, balloon pop relays, and the fan favorite—sneaker search. New additions of a golf challenge, human foosball and knock out added surprises and anticipation to the field portion. “The Senior Class Officers of the Student Forum worked tirelessly to create a Field Day that students of all ages would enjoy. When we originally began plans back in the fall, they set the goal of maintaining tradition, while adding flavors of change throughout the day. All together, we couldn’t be more excited of the Field Day they put together,” shared Lulu Brase, Director of Student Life.
The biggest surprise came in the final hour of the morning, when the Field Day events allowed grade levels to intermingle in water events. Twinkling eyes filled the beach ball blaster station, as students of all grades couldn’t resist soaking each other with water blasters. Even the faculty members couldn’t contain their enthusiasm in the water balloon toss challenge. All in all, the water events saw the youngest students to the oldest, red and blue teams, all intermingle for a fantastic finale.
In the end, the Blue team brought home the victory adding 530 points to their year long total, while the Red team finished a close second with 510 points being added to their year total. The winner of the yearlong Red Blue Challenge will be announced at the all school assembly May 22nd.
“Today was truly a community celebration! Our students shined in leadership roles, whether it was our Middle Schoolers leading Earth Day festivities or Seniors organizing and running Field Day events, ultimately, creating a memorable day for everyone at O’Neal. Campus was filled with smiles, laughs, cheers and excitement from drop off to pick up—it was truly a great day to be a Falcon!” reflected Lulu Brase.