Bay Farm School Hosts Mini-Olympics

Samanta Chelouche &nbsp&nbsp Bay Farm Middle School students compete in a relay race as part of the schools’ Olympics.

Bay Farm School Hosts Mini-Olympics

Bay Farm Middle School concluded its first School Olympics event Monday, Feb. 26, at the school campus.

About 90 sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade boys and girls competed in the event. Bay Farm Elementary students did not participate. 

The games spanned 10 days, beginning with an opening ceremony. The students competed in seven events in all. They did the 50-meter dash, the 100-meter dash, the 400-meter dash, the mile run, the 400-meter relay, the mile relay and the javelin throw. 

The last day of games took place on Friday, Feb. 23. The competitions took place during the school’s lunch break between 12:30 and 12:50 p.m. 

The closing ceremony was held last Monday. The ceremony was decorated with 100 flags representing different countries. Sixty medals were awarded during the games. Two students earned six medals, one earned four medals, three earned three medals and two earned two medals.

The Bay Farm Olympics were the brainchild of Bay Farm Middle School teacher Samantha Chelouche. Chelouche said she started planning the event in November and her students really seemed to get a lot of joy out of it. “It was a positive experience for everyone involved,” said Chelouche.

Bay Farm Middle School is in its sixth year.