The majority of Campion’s student body followed the basketball varsity teams to Ball Arena to watch them play on an NBA court against our sister-school Mile High Academy on January 31. Both Campion girls and boys varsity teams won against Mile High. The students stayed through the evening to watch the Nuggets game.
Playing on the larger Nuggets court under the bright arena lights was a bit different than playing on a high school court. The players had the opportunity to run out on the court from the NBA tunnels. “When I walked out of the tunnel, I heard all the people cheering. Stepping onto the court made me really nervous, but it was a good feeling. The best part was just being able to experience playing in a professional arena,” explained Damaris Lopez sophomore.
After the highschool games the students proceeded out of the arena to go eat dinner, “Walking around Denver for dinner was a time to bond with friends,” reflected Jarrod Lang, senior; “Walking around the city admiring the view reminded me of the cities in China. Chatting and having fun with my friends was truly a cool experience.”
The night ended off with the students going back to Ball Arena to watch the Nuggets play against the Pelicans. Some of the Campion students even got on the arena screen, the jumbotron. Sophomore Keon Paez commented, “My favorite part about the game was when I got on the jumbotron, which was really funny. It was during the Lion King cam. Micheal and Richy thought it would be funny to pick me up. We were surprised when we actually got on the jumbotron.”
The Nuggets capped off the night with another win for the Campion students to celebrate.
Haley Beckermeyer, Student News Team