Cluster Field Day Hosted at Piedmont High School

“A true hero isn’t measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart.” -Hercules


Lindsey Powell, Editor-In-Chief

Students from Fairview and Unionville Elementary Schools, as well as Piedmont Middle and Piedmont High Schools, participated in the superhero-themed Piedmont Cluster EC Field Day on Friday, April 29. Activities included an egg race, a lasso toss, cornhole, and an obstacle course.

“It’s just an opportunity for our students to get to enjoy each other’s company. We didn’t have Special Olympics this year, so this field day is our way of getting everyone together,” said Piedmont’s TTA teacher Jan Blumer.

The event was largely centered around the quote: “A true hero isn’t measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart,” from Disney’s Hercules movie. Students were encouraged to dress up, and many wore capes and came in costume as their favorite superheroes.

“The kids love the theme,” Blumer said, “and they love to use their imagination and pretend to be their favorite superheroes.”

In the morning, Fairview Elementary and Unionville Elementary had the field. As Piedmont’s TTA cheered on the children from the bleachers, student volunteers from Piedmont’s Unified Champions club guided the younger students through the events. In the afternoon, Piedmont Middle and High Schools got their chance to participate. Along with the superhero-themed activities, there was also a booth for temporary tattoos and an Italian ice cart courtesy of Piedmont teacher Phil Apple and Sunset Slush.

“I liked being with my friends,” said Piedmont middle schooler John Coffey. He loved playing cornhole with the other students.

Joe LiVolsi, a student at Piedmont High School, admitted that his favorite part of the field day was hanging out with “Miss Carraway,” a sophomore in Unified Champions. He also enjoyed getting tattoos.

“I love hanging out with Joe and getting to talk to him,” said sophomore and Unified Champions volunteer Mallory Carraway. “I [also] love getting to hang out with the little kids and see their smiles.”

Blumer was very excited about this event and pleased with how everything turned out. “[It was fun] getting the kids together in a cluster and getting to see everyone from different schools come together like this,” she said.

While it wasn’t a Special Olympics, this field day was still a great opportunity to bring the community together and allowed students the chance to connect with one another.