Caption for photo above: Sophomore Aiden Bearden competes against others trying to get the Oreo from his forehead to his mouth. The prize for winning the game was to eat your cookie.
“We’re realizing that you know, having kids not in school is not healthy. We want to be concerned about their physical health, with COVID and everything else, but the mental health side is a really big deal, too. So, I just worry if we don’t continue to try and press on that kids are in a really bad place,” said Valadez.
Many of the activities relied on students working together to achieve the goal, like the breakout boxes held in the main gym.
Sophomore Emma Tran said she enjoyed the breakout boxes the most, “I think it was just the adrenaline of everyone working together and then trying to break out before everyone else.”
This year being the first Olympics leaves some seniors feeling bummed out, as they will only get one.
Juniors Burk Sharpsteen Nik Morales and sophomore Sam Burns fight for the title of Jenga champion. Jenga was one of the many yard games offered at the Oak Park Olympics.
AVID coordinator Amanda Edinger throws bean bags playing corn hole. At about 94 degrees the day was perfect for yard games.
Freshman Fiona Alexander mesmerized the little theater with her account of Titanium by David Guetta during karaoke. A lot of students were shy at first but once they got comfortable there was volunteer after volunteer.