Gold Team Takes Victory

by Jack Gentile

The Gold Team captured victory for the third year in a row during Blue and Gold Day, which was held on Friday, Oct 4. Blue and Gold Day is highly anticipated day by most girls in the school and is a day filled with excitement and plenty of competition. The girls who participated in Blue and Gold Day for the most part were very excited to participate in the games again.

Many girls have gone to SCH all their lives and Blue and Gold Day has turned into an event that they look forward to the most. They cheer and have rallies before they begin the activities for the day.  Senior gold team captain Amber Stallworth talked about how much she couldn’t wait for this day to come, especially during her senior year.

“Before it all started,” Stallworth said. “I felt nervous and excited and overwhelmed and sad and happy and just everything all at once.”

The captains of each team are the ones the team believes bring the most excitement and passion to the team.  It is a big deal for the captains to be selected and they always take the day very serious, if not the most serious in the entire school.

“I’m always really excited about blue and gold day,” Stallworth said.  “And this year being my last made me 10 times more excited. Being captain is a really big deal for a lot of people so the fact that I get to be the one on the other side of the rope is the best feeling in the world.”

The day ends with an all out tug of war with each team going against one another for each grade.  Every person at the event was crowded on the field surrounding the girls as they fought their hearts out.  Senior Blue Team Captain Katie Walker knows the importance of this event, its significance it has on the girls of Blue and Gold Day.

“When the tug of war ended I was just sad, not necessarily because we had lost but because it was my last blue and gold day.” Walker said. “This is something that has been a part of my life for fourteen years so the fact that I’ll never be a part of it again was a new kind of sadness I didn’t know I would feel. Also, I was so tired. I was running on adrenaline the entire day so when it ended my body just kind of shut down. It was one of the best days of my life.”