Day 2 of Prep TX - Fireman's Challenge, Biofuel Challenge, and Poetry Slam
We're back with more coverage of Prep TX! After the Bag Drag event yesterday morning it was time the big event of the day which involved almost every C/C - the Fireman’s Challenge. Most of them will tell you that it is their favorite event. Not only do they have some fun while working in small teams, they really get to learn about the Firefighter career field and experience how the Academies Firefighter's train.
The challenge is a single elimination relay race with 32 teams. It’s like March Madness - two teams go head to head and only one advances to the next round. So there are rounds of 32, 16, 8, 4, and then the final 2. The winning team got to go head to head with the Prep School staff and the winner of that round then went head to head with the Fire Fighers themselves! Here are some highlights of the challenge.
In the midst of it all, the Canadian Snowbirds happened to do a flyover too which was pretty neat to see!
Then in the afternoon was the Biofuel Challenge. Basically the chemistry students make their own fuel and then race cars using the fuel. Always fun.
Finally, the last event of the evening was the Poetry Slam, where C/C's and Prep Staff were able to come up on stage and share a poem that they wrote. There were 25 participants and all were fantastic!
Today the C/C's are doing activities outside, including lots of hiking, we will be posting our coverage of today's activities tomorrow so be sure to check back!
To view the rest of our glimpse into the rest of yesterday's Prep TX events go to; Classes - Prep School - Prep TX. Or click the link below.