Students, teachers face off at benefit

Ellie Urdang, Chapin Ruffa, Lulu Berner and Olivia Weiser were all ready to do some damage on the dodgeball court.

Ellie Urdang, Chapin Ruffa, Lulu Berner and Olivia Weiser were all ready to do some damage on the dodgeball court.

The balls were lined up at center court, and the students waited impatiently for the referee’s whistle to start the game.

The game was dodgeball, and what was at stake was a chance for students to play against a team of faculty that included the head of school.

While Greenwich Academy has held multiple food and clothing drives to support those affected by Superstorm Sandy, the middle school girls wanted to do more and organized Sandy — Students Aid Natural Disasters Year 2013.

Each girl brought in a one to five dollar donation and participated in this friendly competition that mixed up girls from Groups V to VIII into four teams. After three rounds of play-off style competition, the winning student team went up against the faculty. That’s when the real fun began. Cheers and roars of laughter filled the gymnasium as students and teachers took aim at each other. Many teachers, normally caring and nurturing in class, revealed their more competitive sides on the court.

Physical education teacher Jamie Brower said that as the competition came to a close, one student asked her if they could play faculty/student dodgeball at the end of every week. The middle school Sandy fund-raiser was both a spirited and meaningful event for the girls, and ultimately resulted in a $1,073 donation to the Red Cross.

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