“Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive, and Dodge”. Those are the 5 Ds of Dodgeball, rules that both teachers and students alike had to keep in mind for Field Day. Field Day is an annual tradition for Patriots in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. Teachers across all grades divide into teams separated by their team color, in an effort to compete for the coveted trophy. Scoring is simple: the top team in a competition earns 10 points, 8 points for the runner up, and 6 for third place. The remaining teams get anywhere from 1-5 points depending on their place. Each grade has a winning team, and the overall champ is crowned based on the amount of points.
Field Day events were split up into 3 sections: Gym Events, which included Knockout, a dodgeball tournament, and basketball relay race; Field Events consisting of an obstacle course, tug-of-war, and various relay races; and the final section was a kickball tournament on the LHS softball field. Finally, the winners of each grade’s dodgeball tourney were set to face up with an even tougher opponent: the LMS faculty. Of course the staff had to get in some quick friendly pre-match trash talk! However, after handily beating the sixth grade, the beloved faculty fell short to both the 7th and 8th grade.
As fun as the student/teacher dodgeball game was, everyone was dying to know who individual grade winners were, and who would ultimately be crowned as Field Day Champs. For the sixth grade, Mrs. Griffin’s Orange Team came out on top. In the seventh grade category, Mrs. Green’s Purple Team edged out the competition, and were joined by Mrs. Bruno’s orange team as the eighth grade winners. The trophy was then brought out by Mrs. Lawrence, last year’s overall winner, as she crowned the new champion, Mrs. Griffin’s team. The gym was filled by the cheers and screams of the sixth graders, as Field Day came to an end. For our eighth graders, this was a fitting end to their middle school career, as the next time they step foot in a school will be as freshmen at LHS.
Mr. Acevedo – 7th Grade English