SKA Color War 2017 will go down as one of the school’s most fun and competitive.
In order to break out Color War on Monday, Feb. 27, Rabbi Yosef Zakutinsky, director of student programs, and his staff brought in a little girl whom the Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls students had befriended at their Shabbaton for the monthly Rosh Chodesh breakfast. Making the morning announcements, Velvet officially broke out Color War!
After the gym exploded with rousing cheers and spirited dancing, each grade’s team themes — Daat, Shma Kolenu, Kibutz Yisroel, and Yibaneh Yerushalyim — captains and generals were announced. The teams split up into groups to decide who would handle what (theme, cheer, stomp, banner, etc). At night, each team worked together on various projects.
Students and faculty members all showed up in colorful Color War gear on Tuesday morning while the hallways of SKA were imaginatively decorated with each grade’s hues. The entertaining activities included a madcap game of Musical Chairs, Wacky Races, a four-way game of Dodgeball, a Chopped cooking competition led by Aussie Gourmet Naomi Nachman, and much more. At the end of the day, each team presented their beautiful banners, great stomps, exciting cheers and inspiring theme songs.
As the grades danced together, the judges tallied the scores. Congratulations to the Seniors on their first place win and to the Juniors who came in a close second.