The sixth graders at Cherry Creek participated in a Greek Olympic experience. Students were divided into city-states, authentic to Ancient Greece such as Athens, Sparta, Megara, Argos and Corinth. Many students wore native clothing (togas) or dressed in the color of their city-state and wore their crown of laurel leaves. The Olympians were led from their classroom to the Olympic Arena by Mr. Duncan carrying the Olympic flame. Each city-state rotated between events (javelin, discus throw, long jump, foot race, tongue twisters) with the highest scoring member reporting to their council member who reported their scores to their Archon (teacher). In the end, an awards ceremony was held giving the winning member of each city-state for each event a trophy and can of olives, in honor of the original award given - olive oil. Fun was had by all and good sportsmanship was recognized. Until next year!
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