A Color Wars steal for Teal


Delia Noone

Frisbees flew, clothes were soaked and pies were eaten on Thursday, June 2 at the annual CHS Color Wars.

The event was originally planned for the following day, but inclement weather pushed the event to one day earlier. Activities for the day included Limbo, Sponge Relay and Ultimate Frisbee, as well as a multitude of sporting and non-sporting events.

SGA advisor Erin Wheeler said that many minor changes were made to the rules of some games, including SGA Vice President Shane Nolan serving as referee for all of the basketball games.

Musical chairs, a teacher event used in previous Color Wars was replaced this year with Balloon Wars. The competition required teachers to balance balloons on the back of their hands and keep their team’s balloon from hitting the ground. Green team advisor Emily Crelin won this event for her team.

SGA member Mark Dispigna of Middletown explained the SGA’s motive for making the change.

“The SGA chose to replace Musical Chairs as the teacher event this year due to the shoving that occurred between teachers last year during the event. So far, the response from Balloon Wars has been only positive but the SGA is always brainstorming new ideas for events,” Dispigna said.

The overall winner for the day was the Teal team, whose consistency in indoor and outdoor activities led them to victory. The team took first place throughout the day in the team chant and the ping pong tournament.

The team rejoiced after being announced victorious, and the students were excited to see their hard work pay off, sophomore Kyle Galvin of Middletown said.

“It feels amazing to have won my first Color Wars because going into it I really didn’t think we had a chance. So it was a very surprising day,” Galvin said.

Dispigna said that overall he and the rest of the SGA were extremely happy with how the biggest event of the year turned out, despite the last minute changes.

“I could not be more impressed by the cooperation, teamwork and spirit that CHS exemplified throughout the day,” said Dispigna.

Photo Credits to Catherine Escueta