The Green and Gray Challenge for the 2013-14 school year is off to a great start! Under the enthusiastic and dynamic leadership of Troy Bernier, Austin Brandt, Allie Brazo, Hannah Cooke, Michaelann Denton, George Fowlkes, Eloise Morrow, and Dylan O'Connor, the first week of school has been filled with fun, friendly competition.
Green and Gray started out the year with a traditional Initiation in Buck Valley which introduced new students into their teams. That evening, under a dramatic sky zipping with heat lightning, Green and Gray had a cheer off. On Sunday morning, students competed in a dramatic Amazing Race.
With the whole school community on Saturday night, the students gathered in Benson to dine on their own sides, Green on the North and Gray on the South. The captains surveyed their teams from the head table as students donned green and gray garb and painted their faces with team colors. After dinner, everyone ran to their team sides to strategize for an All Campus Capture the Flag. Gray won with the help of Tyler Smith, Charlie Erdmann, Ronnie Lortie, and Austin Brandt who found Green's flags. George Fowlkes tried to save the Green team by finding the lone Gray flag.
As dusk fell, everyone headed over to the Jack for a massive Dodge Ball game. The Green girls team won the first game and their perseverance must have inspired the Green boys who also won.
See our pictures and videos of the big match-ups here:
Saturday, during Morning meeting, Green and Gray team leaders ran on stage to get the students fired up for a night of Green and Gray competition! Watch the video here.
After team dinners, the students headed out for a highly competitive all-school Capture the Flag contest.
Watch the slideshow here.
And, finally, both sides battled mightily in dodgeball, bringing this challenge to a close.
Watch the dodgeball videos here.
If you're keeping score (and who isn't?), Gray took the Amazing Race for 50 points; Green gained 15 points at the Initiation Cheer-Off; With a Gray Capture the Flag win (75 points) and a Green dodgeball victory (100 points), Gray now leads by only 15 points.
The next showdown will be the Fall Festival, held in October - may the best team win!