The clouds gathered above Huntington Beach on the morning of August 24th and produced a smattering of rain. A slight wind pushed wave after wave into the sandy shore. A lone flock of seagulls stalked the beach for remnants of past lunches. And the four LSI campuses thronged the area in search of a party…and party they did!
Not to be deterred by the lack of sun, LSI students, teachers and staff quickly set about organizing a gripping and combative volleyball tournament. Competition proved fierce, with all four schools producing lengthy rallies for each coveted point. Yet, it was the Alhambra school that emerged as victor.
Right after lunch, feeling renewed strength and vigor, the four campuses were once again given the opportunity to flex their collective muscles in the Tug-A-War contest. Grunts, cheers and screams echoed up and down the beach as LSI Downtown L.A. dug in and dragged the other campuses across the sandy substrate to take the trophy home for the third year in a row.
Several more events ensued – individual races, a relay hole-in-bucket race, and a disgusting food eating competition (in which, to their credit or to their shame, Northeast L.A. proved the hungriest school) and the end of the day was upon us. But what a great day.
Big thanks to all who made it to the beach, especially Karla, the PCs, teachers, staff and those who helped organize and clean-up. Can’t wait for the next one in 2013!