Lots and lots of prayer kept off the much expected rain on the day of EagleFest ‘18, making it one to remember! After the entire student body paraded into the E Gym, the EagleFest Blue vs. Gold games commenced, and BLUE achieved this year’s victory. At the conclusion of the games, the community headed out to a picnic lunch and enjoyed a fun-filled afternoon at the carnival. Juniors and seniors fought hard in two highly competitive games of powderpuff football and volleyball; middle schoolers won prizes playing bingo; and lower school students enjoyed every ride and game the renowned EagleFest carnival has to offer.
EagleFest is certainly fun, but there’s a bit more meaning to this big day. Senior Bible teacher, Jeannene Simonton, starts off each EagleFest the same way. She sits down with her seniors and explains to them the importance of EagleFest. She challenges the seniors to look at the heart of the event and why we continue the tradition year after year.
“EagleFest raises an incredible amount of money for the SBS B. Jane Hursey Teacher Endowment Fund in one day!” She went on to say, “What does this fund do you might ask? The interest that will eventually come from this account will be used to benefit our teachers, ensuring Second Baptist School hires and maintains the best of the best. When you graduate college and come back to Houston, you will be proud of and confident in your alma mater.” Thanks to a hugely successful EagleFest, we certainly are!
Thank you to our outstanding EagleFest chairs, Kimberly Roth and Erica Walsh, all of the EagleFest volunteers and the Office of Advancement for making this day so special.