On November 12th through the 16th, students participated in Leadership Week by being put in teams and trying to get points to win free food for lunch from the New Haven Ice Cream Shoppe. They could get points by putting pennies in their team’s jar and wearing a team costume on Wednesday, along with winning games like hands-free cup-stacking, Twister, and Trivia.
Many teams dressed up on Wednesday; for instance, Team Tinsel Town dressed with tinsel all over their body, Team Skulls dressed in black clothes and skull face paint, Team Vampires wore fake vampire teeth and black clothing, Up For Election wore American flag colors.
When students were asked what their favorite moment of Leadership Week was, freshman Destiny Quick, Team Spiders, said, “Working with my team during the leadership assembly, because we all just really enjoyed ourselves and had fun. We didn't think of it too much as a race, more of just a fun group effort.”
Senior Lexi Oetterer, Team Masquerade, said, “Playing Twister, and I don't really have a particular reason, I just really wanted to play.”
Junior Bernabe Ribera, Team Vampire, stated, “I loved Twister because it showed my flexibility. Also, I love being competitive and winning.”
When students were questioned on how they felt, senior Alexander Trentmann, Team Spiders, stated, “Even though we didn’t get to as much as we did in previous years, I think I had a good time with my team.”
Senior Diana Ribera, Team Tinsel Town, said, “I had a great time. I was cheering my team on and had great laughs with my teammates.”
Bernabe Ribera exclaimed, “I felt like it could have gone better, but I was proud with the teamwork my team had.”
One memory a few students can’t forget from previous Leadership Week moments was when the tug-of-war rope broke last year.
The winning team this year was Hippies with 7,990 points.
Great job to all the students that participated in the activities. Also, great job to Team Hippies for winning overall! Good luck to next year’s team.