Posted May 30, 2019 in Student Newspaper
Author: Kaitlin Bender, Class of 2021
Although the school year is coming to an end, the fun has not. Saint Martin de Porres hosted their annual Field Day event on Friday, May 3 that welcomed all students grades 9-12. The event started at 12:30 pm. and lasted until early dismissal at 2:30 pm. It is a time where students can let loose and enjoy various forms of entertainment. They were given the option of indoor and outdoor activities. The St. Vitus building had open gym where students could come in and play basketball, participate in Sumo Wrestling, and listen to music. Over in the St. Clair building there was karaoke, board game stations, and a Henna Temporary Tattoo station. Outdoors, students could jump around in the bouncy house or play bumper ball. One of the most prominent features about Field Day are the delicious “Riche” Burgers, named after the school founder, Richard F. Clark. The burgers consist of a beef and hash brown patty. There were also hotdogs, chips, ice cream sandwiches, cinnamon rolls, rice krispies, and water. Many would probably agree that the best part was that you could consume as much as your stomach allowed! When asked about the Field Day experience, Sophomore Cheraad Mitchell said, “I enjoyed it but I feel as if field day would have been more fun and more creative if we had more team activities like a sack race, three-legged race, or things similar to that.” Student suggestions could be taken into consideration for future field days to make it an even more exciting and epic experience but it is still an overall great incentive that allows students to celebrate reaching the end of a challenging school year.