AP Environmental Science ends year with a field day


Rin Ryu

AP Environmental Science students are ending off the year with a field day. Junior Judith Aluga (pictured above) played the 3 stick challenge.

Rin Ryu, Managing Editor

While most classrooms are filled with the sounds of movies as the school year comes to an end, AP Environmental Science classrooms are filled with the lively sounds of games and friendly competition.

Field day is a tradition that started last year, and is an opportunity for students to get excited and competitive, an aspect of field day that AP Environmental Science teacher Jamie Berendt enjoys.

“[I like] to see everybody get so excited and competitive,” Berendt said. “I make these really cheesy metals that are made of cardboard and tinfoil, and people get excited over them, so it’s just fun to have something fun to do.”

For Berendt, the field day is a good opportunity to make some final memories.

“Since I have a lot of seniors, [the field day is a] last kind of memory making opportunity before they go off to college.”

Junior Judith Aluga shares this sentiment, finding enjoyment in the competition.

“It was super fun to just cheer other students on and get competitive,” Aluga said. “Plus, it was fun to see people try so hard to get a medal.”

Instead of spending class time on the phone, Aluga finds that the field day is a good way to get off technology. 

“It’s nice to do something other than watching a movie,” Aluga said. “Plus, it gets me off my phone and outside.”

The field day activities alleviate the boredom often associated with the end of the school year for junior Katerina Yang. 

“Because it’s the end of the school year, we aren’t really doing anything,” Yang said. “So it’s nice to actually have an activity to do to pass time.”