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Lucia Chamness (top) and Barrett Wickman pose for a picture between activities.
On Oct. 17, Duchesne hosted its annual Field Day. Overnight, the Upper School Student Council transformed the school with jungle vines, animal scenes, and banners for this year’s theme, “Welcome to the Jungle.”
Barrett Wickman, a member of the Student Council Field Day committee, shares, “I had so much fun planning Field Day! The decorations were fun to make and put up. There was a lot of teamwork happening when it came to hanging the decorations, but when it was all done and all the games were set up, it looked so good. It would put a big smile on your face!”
Field Day at Duchesne is an all-school event from PreK to 12th Grade, providing the Seniors an opportunity to show off their leadership skills by acting as their teams’ "safari guides."
Camilla Manning, who was one of the Senior leaders, says that she “really enjoyed getting to lead the little kids. Even though it was challenging, it was still really fun, and it was fun for [her] to get to work with another Senior and be the leader of a team because it was something [she] had never done before.”
(From left) Talia Gorgue and Delaney Tarver have fun at the Rumble in the Jungle carnival.
The school was divided into two teams, Blue and Gold, and girls earned points by competing in games like Tarzan’s Closet, Safari Hunt Dodgeball, Water Balloon Toss, and a Rumble in the Jungle carnival.
Emily Cabello, a member of the Gold Team, says that “Field Day was so much fun,” explaining that she “enjoyed the games because they were entertaining and we could also enjoy them with the younger girls.”
Lucia Chamness adds, “My favorite game was the [Tarzan’s Closet] game! Everyone had a great time, and I can’t wait for next year.”
The fun-filled day of team cheers, games, and a lot of school spirit came to an end with an all-school picnic and the Gold Team being announced as the winners of the 2018 Duchesne Field Day.