Faculty Hold Their Own

Teams were evenly matched as the faculty showed surprising agility. Here, a senior makes a diving attempt to prevent a point in the volleyball contest.
Teams were evenly matched as the faculty showed surprising agility. Here, a senior makes a diving attempt to prevent a point in the volleyball contest.
Mission Impossible kept everyone on his or her toes, and of course they could not have their feet make contact with the floor... at all.
Mission Impossible kept everyone on his or her toes, and of course they could not have their feet make contact with the floor... at all.
With only 8 minutes per game, the Basketball competition really allowed our faculty to show their stuff in a hard fought event.
With only 8 minutes per game, the Basketball competition really allowed our faculty to show their stuff in a hard fought event.
Musical chairs was another event that combined agility, smarts, and a little luck.
Musical chairs was another event that combined agility, smarts, and a little luck.
Dodge Ball was an all out faculty feast as the seniors ruled.
Dodge Ball was an all out faculty feast as the seniors ruled.
Tug-of-War was where the faculty, with the help of some invited guests, earned back enough points to win the overall contest. One of the senior teams, shown here, are ready for the action to begin.
Tug-of-War was where the faculty, with the help of some invited guests, earned back enough points to win the overall contest. One of the senior teams, shown here, are ready for the action to begin.
Whitman faculty enjoys a moment in front of the senior bench for a group photo.
Whitman faculty enjoys a moment in front of the senior bench for a group photo.
Whitman’s seniors gave it their all and had a great time right before the Thanksgiving break.
Whitman’s seniors gave it their all and had a great time right before the Thanksgiving break.

This past Monday night, the Walt Whitman senior class took on the faculty in an exciting and entertaining series of 6 sporting events in the South Gymnasium. The Senior Faculty Sports Night is always an anticipated event as our seniors look to even-out a few grades points and our faculty like to remind the seniors that they once took to the sports courts, albeit for some, many moons ago.

From Basketball to Volleyball to Musical Chairs, the events were highly competitive, as you will see from the slide show below. An event titled Mission Impossible proved to be just that, as the obstacle course frustrated most of the contestants. Think you know musical chairs? This wasn’t a your grandfather’s musical chairs and the competitiveness rose to the surface as the seats dwindled.

Nerf Dodge Ball really brought out the seniors, all clamoring for a shot at their favorite teacher. With the not-so-soft balls whizzing by our heads on the sidelines, it was a welcome relief for the 2 games to be over and the seniors declare victory.

Tug-of-War was the final event of the evening and as luck would have it, the faculty lost several key members who needed to leave prior to the event, so a call went out to the audience for alumni and parents to join in on the faculty side- thus enabling more seniors a shot to balance the score.

But it was the faculty who ended up with bragging rights as this year’s winner! Many thanks to Ms. Zamow and all the teachers and administrators who showed up to play!

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