Cross Country Invitational Gets the Year Up and Running
A warm wind wasn't the only thing pushing over 350 runners onward at Tuesday evening's annual OES Cross-Country Invitational! Seventeen different teams (including some that had never fielded an XC team before!) from around the region competed in four different races: the Middle School boys' and girls' 3,000 meters and the Upper School boys' and girls' 5,000 meters.
As for your Aardvarks, they had great showings in every race: the Middle School boys' and girls' teams both won their meets, while the two Upper School teams took the second place accolades.
Individual highlights included Wylly W. '22 finishing third out of 91 runners, Tucker B. '22 taking second in a field of 101, Jack C. '18 coming in second among 120 other runners, and Stephanie F. '19 crossing the finish line in third out of 66 total Upper School girls.
Well done to our fleet-footed athletes!
Last Friday and Saturday, the OES Middle School hosted the annual Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS) Student Leadership and Diversity Retreat.
This week at OES we paid homage to two very different yet linked holidays: Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday.
OES continues to celebrate Black History Month. In a seventh grade English class, students are currently reading and discussing Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, the abolitionist's memoir.
On Wednesday night, people from many different parts of the OES community joined our Boarding families for a dual celebration: honoring both the Lunar New Year and Valentine's Day.