By Molly Seales
On Thursday, May 19, the 1st-6th graders at Riverdale Academy celebrated the last day of school with an amazing field day organized by 1st grade teacher Lauren Wiggins. This year, the students were able to enter the “Design a Field Day” shirt competition. 1st grader Lauren Woodard was the winner with an “Ohana Means Family” themed design.
7th grade students, as well as some high school students, helped out with the many fun games at field day. There were lots of balloons, running, squealing, and water activities, and the students were very competitive trying to win ribbons in their games. There were several places for photos, including a surf-themed backdrop and a vintage bus decorated with a Hawaiian themed balloon arch.
Probably the highlight of the day for the students was the opportunity to launch an all-out water balloon attack on principal Danny Rester. Mr. Rester took a beating and was such a good sport! He invited dean of students Dr. Hunter Brown to join him in the bombardment, but Dr. Brown gracefully declined.
This was a perfect ending to a great school year. We hope all of the students have a super fun summer! We will see you all in August!