By Julia Lepore '20
At Fontbonne Hall Academy, one of its most important and biggest events is Sports Night, which occurs every year. Not only is it important to FHA’s history but it involves the entire community including parents, faculty, and students. As each year comes together to create a production, the competition is on! Everyone is in it to win it, although teamwork and working together is the main focus that stays on students’ minds while they try to make their year stick out the most.
Sports Night isn’t only about making a production to preform, it’s everything that goes along with it. First the year has to start off by picking the theme for their year. Students come up with all kinds of great ideas, so it’s hard to choose one. Because of this, the student body chooses the theme by voting until they reach one they could all agree on. After a theme is chosen, the year has to pick the best fit students that would lead by being the captains, who run in one of several categories. Every job is important and being captain is a big responsibility. The three main categories are dance, skit, and tumbling. But no category is more important than the other. Each captain has to be on task while working to set up the event, making sure the details and choreography match the theme. There are also costume, mural (a picture that represents the year and is drawn by some of its art students), and you can run for captain of the different sports there are to play when each year competes. The sports add to your overall score so wherever you range depending on your wins and losses will be accounted for when you are getting your final score.
Getting everyone together for practices is one of the challenges the girls face during Sports Night season. During each practice, the girls and captains work together to perfect the overall performance for the audience and judges to enjoy. Although there is conflict along the way, the year always pulls through with a great performance.
The day of Sports Night is full of excitement, nerves, and laughs. Everyone puts together last minute touches to finalize their performance and makes sure everyone is set in costume and that everyone knows what they are doing in the role they have to play in the show. Once all the hard stuff is over, it’s a day of fun where the FHA community comes together to represent the students and the school itself. Sports Night is just one of Fontbonne many great events that take place during the year!