Tempe Prep’s Academic Field Day Mixes Grades 6-12 in Spirited Team Events

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By Grace Newman

“Krypto!” Welcome to the wonderful world of Academic Field Day at Tempe Prep! Dress up with your team’s Disney movie and show your inner Ratatouille, mighty Hercules, Cinderella and many more. If you want to build race cars blindfolded, drop light­bulbs even despite the wind, and try to ski across the basketball court, then this is the place for you!

Did you see the yellow shirts running around campus? Those were the minions from Despicable Me, the easiest to spot and most definitely the winners of the costume contest! Kudos to Dream Singh and Caleb Britain for the crazy creative t-shirts!

I’m sure we all loved the Lilo and Stitch speaker playing peppy Hawaiian music during the most intense Pictionary or Cha­rades games. Or Space Jam’s sweet jams. The different types of music helped push other teams to the limit.

And of course, congratulations to Team Up for creaming us all. As Rebekah Chad­wick from this victorious team puts it, “Why look down on life when you could look Up?” If you were not on Team Up and want a rematch, then keep your sched­ules clear for the ultimate showdown: Tempe Prep’s Athletic Field Day in the Spring!

Article by Grace Newman, a student staff writer for De Equitibus, Tempe Preparatory Academy’s student newspaper.

About Tempe Prep: Tempe Preparatory Academy is a tuition-free public charter school in Tempe for students in grades 6-12 that provides a nationally acclaimed liberal arts education based on the Great Books of Western Civilization with an exceptional math, science, foreign language, humanities, and fine arts curriculum. Tempe Prep has been recognized by the Arizona Board of Regents as having the highest percentage of college graduates in the state and has been named the #1 high school in Arizona by Newsweek (America’s Top High Schools 2016). For more information about enrolling at Tempe Prep, visit the school’s website at tempeprep.org

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