There were a few clouds in the sky, but the students brought plenty of sunshine to York Prep’s Fall Field Day on Wednesday, September 24, at Tibbetts Brook Park in Yonkers. All day long, kids played sports, strolled by the pond, laughed freely, and even burst into spontaneous dance parties on blankets brought from home.
“Field Day was delightful,” said senior Devon. “I had such a nice time.”
The trip provided a chance for everyone to unwind after the first, stressful weeks of the year. New students in particular had the chance to get to know others (including their teachers) in a more casual environment. They were thankful for the opportunity.
“It was a really cool experience,” said freshman Daniel, a recent addition to York’s roster. “It definitely helped me meet new people.”
After a sub-sandwich lunch sweetened by peppermint patties—York, of course—the faculty team trounced the students during the annual softball face-off. Despite never winning a game in history, the losers remained optimistic. The faculty, as usual, relished the victory. Math teacher and softball star Albert Broadus joked, “If the kids ever win, that will be the end of Field Day. We’ll see to it.”