Field Day Comes to Dominion


Loren Kerns

Sources of Strength will hold Field Day on June 7th.

Every kid remembers how on the last days of school in elementary school the classes would throw parties, watch movies, and even participate in Field Day. Now, it’s back for Dominion High School students.

Sources of Strength, an organization that tries to encourage students to find their own sources of strength through support, is putting on a Field Day on June 7th. “We wanted do one big event that would bring the whole school together and is just focused around happiness,” Mrs. Olinares said. “Everyone does a color run or something like that. I don’t want to say it’s overdone, but it’s done. This lead us to doing a field day. It brings you back to when you were a kid and nobody hates it,” Olinares added.

9th graders and 10th graders will go out during 1st and 2nd block on the last day of school to participate in Field Day. The 11th graders will engage in normal school activity for those blocks and after the end of 2nd block will go outside for Field Day. The 9th and 10th graders will go back inside and finish 3rd and 4th block as the 11th graders are out at Field Day. 12th graders will be gone from school by this point as they will already have senior exemption.

The Field Day event will take place all around Dominion High School. “There’s going to be a lot to do like a movie theater, tug of war, kickball, ping-pong tournament, ultimate frisbee, relay races, sidewalk art, and popsicle stands. It’s fun and hopefully the kids will like it and be there for it,” Olinares said.

One of the big questions surrounding Field Day is will kids come to school that day knowing that it’s going to be Field Day. “Yeah, kids skipping definitely could happen, but if they don’t come, they don’t come. If they do come, hopefully they will get something out of it,” Olinares said.

If inclimate weather occurs there is no clear plan as of what will occur to Field Day. Olinares said, “Hopefully we can utilize the gym, but that’s not something I have verified yet. When I meet with the advisors we will probably come up with an alternative plan.”