Adorned in EagleFest tie-dye t-shirts, the entire student body lined the Ripple Creek parking lot in preparation of the traditional EagleFest parade the morning of Friday, April 12. This parade eventually made its way into the E Gym for the Blue vs Gold games that ignite the fun and excitement of this beloved SBS tradition.
By division level, every student and faculty member was called to the floor for their assigned game. From mountains/bowls to tug-o-war, the competition was fierce. At the end of the day, however, it was the the BLUE team that took home the coveted EagleFest champion title.
Immediately following the games, students joined their parents and enjoyed a picnic lunch on The Green. The picnic lunch didn’t last long since the sight of the ferris wheel, General Store and pick-a-chop booth quickly drew families to the carnival. Lower school students enjoyed invisible ink wars and dunking SBC youth staff in the dunk tank, while middle school students competed for prizes during Bingo. Arguably the most intense moments of the day were surrounding the upper school powderpuff games. The junior and senior boys played a hard fought game of volleyball in the E Gym where the juniors walked away victorious. On the heels of the junior win, the senior girls came to play on the Athletic Fields. A fast-paced and competitive powderpuff football game named the senior girls champions.
Thank you to the Office of Advancement, EagleFest Committee and multitudes of parent, faculty and staff volunteers for an outstanding and exciting EagleFest 2019!
According to Director of Advancement Dyanne Kimmel, “The EagleFest committee, under the leadership of Lindsay Garrett and Erin Knape, did an amazing job planning and executing each aspect of EagleFest. The auction, parade, blue/gold competitions, picnic, carnival and powderpuff games are each their own event, so to have all of them happen on the same day requires the help of many volunteers.” She went on to say, “Thank you to the committee for the countless hours they gave to make the day a success. And thank you to the volunteers and faculty and staff who made it all happen!”
Click here to view photos from this year’s EagleFest.