Since the beginning of the 2015/2016 school year, all of the grade levels at Anson High School have participated in some “friendly” competitions. With a goal of earning the most points/money for their class, they donated tissues (for the classrooms) and candy (for the Harvest Festival), and collected money (for Pennies for Patients, a fundraiser sponsored by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society). Once all of the points earned and monies collected were added up, the classes geared up for the final contest, Field Day! Not knowing where each class stood in the rankings spurred everyone on to give it their all.
High School Field Day
Prior to the field events starting, everyone was dressed up nicely for the Awards Day assembly. As soon as it was over, the changing of clothes began! With the help of an extended lunch, everyone was able to get ready on time. Setting up the battle field was a shared project - if you stood still too long, you were “volunteered”. With everyone’s help, the first event started right on time, despite the overcast sky and threat of more rain.
The seniors and the sophomores started out the day’s events with a tug of war contest. Brice Pippin helped the sophomores “pull” off a big win against the seniors.
After that, the juniors took on the freshmen. The winner of that heat went back to the rope one final time for a “winner vs winner” game. The sophomores were the overall winners.
Next up was musical chairs. Although it was very crowded (every musical chair player went at the same time), it was still lots of fun! The seniors were declared victors of the musical chairs contest.
After musical chairs, some students decided they weren’t wet enough from the rain and slid in the water puddles on the field.
We had many outdoor games prepared for Field Day, but were rained on and had to move into the old gym. We ran the Tic Tac Toe Relay and the Three Legged Race inside.
Thankfully, the rain quickly moved on and we were able to go back outside to finish the competition. Wet, soapy, muddy - these are all adjectives that could be used to describe the participants who ran the obstacle course!
Once all events were over and the winning class announced, everyone was treated to ice cream sandwiches which were generously donated by the Anson Dairy Queen! Some guys ate hot dogs too – had to replenish energy burned on the field.
Everyone seemed to enjoy Field Day and it was a great way to relieve a little stress prior to heading into finals week. Just another fun and memorable day at Anson High School! Wonder who will win next year?
By the way, over $935.00 was raised in the “Pennies for Patients” contest.
Here are the final cumulative scores:
Seniors - 210 points
Juniors - 176 points
Freshman - 87 points
Sophomores - 38 points
Article written by Jasmine Rodriguez and Caitlin Hudson, StuCo Reporter/Historian