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Spirit Week's "American Day"

Marc Talbot, proud to be an American on
Spirit Week's "American Day"
SBA student/athletes put their love of country on full display during Spirit Week's "American Day" competition Friday.

Congratulations to the older girls' advisory, which was judged "most patriotic" by a panel of campus experts.   

Spirit Week concludes Monday with the Fall Festival (bobbing for apples, pie throwing, balloon toss) and Halloween dinner at Village Hall. 

Student Council is contributing funds raised from raffle ticket sales for the pie throwing to the American Cancer Society.

Blue Bird Days

It's a Blue Bird day every day now for SBA student/athletes, rain or shine. 

Sugar Bowl Ski Resort's Blue Bird buses roll up to the Performance Training Center after each morning training session to transport students to classes at the new campus. 

Shortly after 3 p.m., they roll out again from the new campus site to transport students back to the dorm and Performance Training Center for afternoon conditioning sessions. 

Enjoy the film! 

Crazy Day

Riley Plant
It was "Crazy Day" on campus Wednesday, Day 4 of Spirit Week 2011. 

As you can see at left, Riley Plant made a valiant effort to propel his advisory group to back-to-back victories after their win yesterday in the "Color Day" competition. 

The win, though, went to the 11th and 12th grade girls' advisory. 

No advisory group has had more than one win yet this week, making "American Day" loom large tomorrow. 

Enjoy the slide show!

Fall Color

Left to Right: winning advisory members
Erika Klenk, Daisy Schadlich, Danielle Nivinski,
Alex Alvarez, Marc Talbot, Pieter Weemaes,
and Camille Hartley
The aspen trees are turning in the Sierra Nevada, and there was plenty of fall color on campus today even if the SBA campus is not nestled in - or beset by, depending upon your perspective - a grove of aspens. 

On "Color Day" - Day 3 of the 2011 Fall Festival - student advisories picked a color representing a specific cancer to raise awareness on campus. 

The winning advisory group picked purple, representing - among other illnesses - pancreatic cancer, which has been in the news lately with the untimely death of Steve Jobs. 

Students are selling raffle tickets this week to raise money for the American Cancer Society. 

A slide show is embedded below. Enjoy!   

11th-grade Boys Win "Opposite Day"

Is it Colter or Cassidy?
Congratulations go today to the 11th-grade boys' advisory group, which won the "Opposite Day" advisory challenge with a strong gender-switching....er... statement.

Enjoy the slide show! Clicking on any photo in the slide show takes you to our Picasa photo album. 

Fall Festival Fights Cancer

SBA Senior Cassidy Cichowicz
Today's kick-off event for fall Spirit Week featured a face-painting advisory challenge.

The sophomore advisory group won the challenge by painting Pieter Weemaes in tiger face and banding tufts of his hair together to give him pointy pigtails/ears.

Spirit Week - set up by Student Council this year as a fund-raiser to fight cancer - continues tomorrow with "Opposite Day," followed by "Color Day" on Wednesday, "Crazy Day" on Thursday, and "American Day" on Friday.

The week culminates with a costume dinner party Monday, Oct. 31 from 5-7 p.m. at Village Hall, replete with bobbing for apples, pumpkin carving, and pie throwing.

Students are purchasing raffle tickets at $1 apiece. Their tickets earn them a chance to throw a pie at some brave campus volunteers, including Head of School Tracy Keller and Student Council President Dylan Murtha. 

All proceeds from raffle ticket sales will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

Enjoy the slide show!