Students enjoyed a fun and relaxed day for the last Student Association (SA) picnic of the school year on Sunday. Students gathered on the field, playing volleyball and competing in friendly matches of “bubble” soccer, in which participants wear an inflatable bubble suit while playing.
After an hour of competition between students, classes divided for a color run. Each class took a turn running a loop around campus while the other classes threw colored powder and cheered them on. “At first, I didn’t really want to get any color on me, but by the end I was covered!” said Brayan Martins, sophomore.
After the color run, SA provided root beer floats and a water balloon fight for students to cool down.
Before the activities began, the current SA officers were commemorated with a speech from Miss. Johnson, and the new members were congratulated as they gave acceptance speeches. New SA Officer, Gwyn Reeves explained, “I really wanted to be in SA because I knew I would love being part of a team that creates awesome events and creates opportunities for memories and fun. And I look forward to being able to do that!”
“Being on SA this year has challenged our team to think of COVID-safe activities. Maintaining distance and wearing masks had to be taken into account when planning, banquet, fall party, or class scramble. We always looked for fun activities that most people would enjoy, and I am proud of our SA team for everything they have done this year to make the year so memorable!” exclaimed Kylie Wehling, Spiritual Vice-President.
Outgoing SA President Ryan Bell highlighted, “It's been great to have a team that came together and share the workload. It's taught me to trust those around me and rely on people to help out. I’ve learned to value teamwork a whole lot more.”
Head SA sponsor, Erin Johnson emphasized how proud she was of her student team this year. “This SA team as a whole has been flexible and innovative. They took what seemed like an impossible task (with COVID restrictions) and not only accomplished it but also made improvements for future years,” Johnson reflected. “I think our biggest accomplishment was the SA Banquet. We transformed the gym and made a night to remember. Even staff who have been here for many years said that it was the best banquet they have seen. I will miss this team tremendously but I am so excited for next year's SA team.”
Bentlee Barry, Student News Team
President: Clark Cinco
Vice- President: Lacy Matondo
Spiritual Vice- President: Kylie Wehling
Social Vice-President: Melody Mambo
Secretary: Regan Garman
Treasurer: Gwyn Reeves
Activities Director: Edward Camas
Communication Director: Keziah Paduli
Outreach Director: Kendra Eickmann
Tech Director: Noah Sturges