Competing for a Cause

Last Friday, our Juniors and Seniors battled each other to raise funds for a Salem family. After preparing for three weeks, both grades showed up ready to compete. Led by Mrs. Carter and Mr. Smekjal, our seniors swept the night, winning both the flag football and volleyball games.


With a final score of 24-14, the Senior girls defeated the Junior girls in flag football. Our Senior girls built momentum quickly, with Sydney Collins returning the opening kickoff for a touchdown. Despite an outstanding effort from the Juniors, quarterback Sydney Plott successfully completed 3 more touchdown passes. The Syndey Duo tied for the game’s MVPs. According to Senior Mallory Duggins, “We couldn’t have played our game without Sydney Plott because she was our great Quarterback!”


Senior VS. Junior Girls Powder Puff Game Highlights


In volleyball, the Senior boys claimed victory over the Juniors. The Juniors did not go down without a fight, assuming a 10 point lead in the second game.


Announcer Josh Merritt said that for him, the highlight of the volleyball game was when Junior Frantz Pierre spiked the ball, energizing the entire gym. The game ended with a two-set victory for the Seniors, with Nic Watkins scoring the winning point. The MVPs for the volleyball game were Nic Watkins and Owen Smith. “We were born ready,” said Senior Owen Smith.


Senior VS. Junior Boys Powder Puff Volleyball Game Highlights


The Juniors may not have won this year, but we are excited to see what they bring to the game next year as Seniors.


Salem’s Powder Puff competition started over a decade ago with girls flag football, and has grown to include boys volleyball. Powder Puff is more than a competition between Upper School students for bragging rights, though. Each year, we use this event as a fundraiser for a Salem family facing a medical crisis. One hundred percent of the proceeds from admissions, concessions, and t-shirt sales will be donated to the Richards family this year.


CONGRATULATIONS to our Senior class for their victories.

And thank you to everyone who supported this event.








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