S.A. Fall Picnic – Hit or Miss?

Courtesy of Amanda Bakerlis

On September 18, the South Lancaster Academy students departed to Camp Winnekeag for the day to have our annual fall picnic. Shortly after arriving, the praise team began song service and worship, featuring student association pastor, Sophomore Amber Sanchez, who as always, delivered an awakening sermon — or in this case, a small devotional. Subsequently, students broke into their slam teams, or color-coded groups made at the start of school to compete through different events throughout the school year. The first game to get the activities kicked- off, involved picking out four students from each team to board a canoe and begin racing against other teams to a small island nearby and selecting the balloon matching our teams color, and racing back to the starting point. After completing the first part of the relay race, students rivaled on completing the next few steps, consisting of gathering in circle and passing a hula-hoop through the arms and legs without using their hands until it got to the person at the end of the circle.

The relay race then concluded, and students were given time to mingle or go tubing, or play any sports of their choice. The rest of the day seemed to go by pretty smoothly, and there was a variety of opinions from students concerning this event.

Most of them did want to voice their thoughts out-loud, like Sophomore Lisa Gifford. “There were a lot of kids that were complaining,” she said, “but if you had a positive attitude you could’ve had a lot of fun.”

“I personally wasn’t present at Fall Picnic,” Junior Azalea Warner-Walton stated, “but I feel like things are fun if you make it fun, you get out of things what you put into them.

“I, Josue Rafael Reveron, experienced Fall Picnic this year with clouds. But I did enjoy the time I spent with my friends.” Senior Josue Reveron told SLA Pioneer.

“It was fun,” Sophomore Alex Castro responded. “They should’ve picked a better day because of the weather though.”

Lastly, when Sophomore Dylan Gibbons was asked for his opinion, he replied, “Well, on the canoe race we should’ve been allowed to use paddles and I wish we could’ve gone to the gym….but it was fun.”

Personally, I understand that most students wanted the gym open, but I feel like they could’ve had fun if they made it so. Fun is where you make it. Sometimes, tables may turn and you could find yourself extremely bored at a place where you’re generally expected to have fun, it goes both ways. But the students who made the best of it got the most out of the event. Hopefully in the future we have better weather conditions, but until then, we should all try to take advantage of a day off from school work and our usual routine, and try to enjoy what comes our way.

“Live life fully while you’re here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Don’t be scared to screw up! You’re going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the oppportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don’t try to be perfect; just be an example of being human.” -Anthony Robbins


Posted on September 25, 2012, in News, Top Stories and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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