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The students and staff at Kennedy Elementary, many of whom have been watching the Winter Olympics in South Korea on television, have created their own Olympics and opening ceremonies were held Wednesday after a 1 day weather delay. Olympic activities and events will continue on Monday (2/26).
Each class at Kennedy has donned the identity of an Olympic country, designing flags, learning about that particular country's history and culture and then, in a collaborative effort between all of the Kennedy classes, prepared a video, touting information about each adopted country. The video was shown as part of the opening ceremonies on Wednesday, after the participants grand entrance together into the all purpose room to celebrate!
The ceremonies began with the Parade of Athletes as you see in the pics above and will see in the photo gallery below, The parade grew longer and longer as it snaked through each class, picking up all of the students along the way, forming a complete line of participants as they entered the all purpose room together, for their walks across the stage and then as a group, enjoyed the collaborative video presentation.
The Wednesday ceremonies climaxed in a big way, selected students ran the Olympic Torch through the students, in the end, handing it off to Kennedy Principal Stephanie Smith, who carried the torch to it's nest of distinction, displaying the event torch that will burn (figuratively speaking), throughout the Kennedy Olympics here in Wellington. GO CARDINALS GO!! More events coming on Monday, watch for additional coverage here on usd353.com, the official Kennedy Olympics Website! :)