A rainbow of color blanketed Rosarian Academy’s campus on Friday, Oct. 9 as students ended the celebration of “Rosarian Week” with a Mission Day, or Field Day.
Fifth-grade through eighth-grade students competed in athletic events. This year, the Purple Team took first place with 175 points, just three points ahead of the Green Team’s 172-point finish. Although the teams competed to showcase the first-place trophy in their team leader’s classroom, the focus of Field Day was on good sportsmanship — being “athletes of Christ.”
“Winning first place in this Rosarian Mission Day/Field Day means so much to us,” said Lily Cook, a member of the winning team. “We are so proud of the Purple Team and all the teams that participated.”
Field Day is also known as Mission Day since money is raised to support missions of the Adrian Dominican Sisters. This year, two missions are being supported. More than $1,700 was raised and will be donated to the Adrian Rea Literacy Center. Field Day participants brought in more than 160 cans of food to donate to St. Ann Place — an outreach center for homeless men and women — in honor of St. Ann School’s Athletic Director Ray Cheron, who recently passed away.
Rosarian traditionally spends the first full week of October each year celebrating its service, faith, community, spirit and mission. It also tied in with the school’s 90th anniversary celebration.
ABOVE: Purple Team members Lauren Bartl, Lily Cook, Frances Melendez and Daisy Cook with the Field Day first-place trophy.