Whoever said that school is all work and no play should visit Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School.
Students were back in school this week and celebrated the first day with a little bit of friendly competition as the Shark Dome temporarily became a makeshift Thunder Dome for a round of Wacky Olympics.
Students in grades 7-12 competed against one another in a series of events that included ships and sailors, which involved mimicking certain movements upon command.
Failing to do the correct movement kicked players to the sidelines until only one person or team remained.
Schools always do their best to ensure students are well-fed, and additional events had the kids stacking Oatmeal Pies on a team member’s forehead and then consuming the entire stack to win or dangling donuts above a hungry teammate and helping them coordinate a hands-free feast.
Physical activities required teammates to stand back-to-back, holding a ball between them, and then navigating the length of the basketball court to drop it in a bucket. The festivities were ended with an old fashioned game of tug-of-war.
Seniors dominated the majority of the events and showed everyone that they intended to end their high school careers on the highest note possible.
Classes on the first day were only 10 minutes in length as both students and staff eased back into the routine. Other events during the day included a hypnotist and a pep rally to get the school spirit going.