Hershey High School Offers Gym Time Fun On Community Day

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By: Brandon Hill

As students piled into the gym at 7:50 in the morning, they were anticipating the fun that was about to begin.

Hershey High School held their first Community Day on April 29th, 2016. One session was held by HHS gym teachers Paul Blackburn, Nate Erdman, Brandon Bucherer, Tami Scola, and Jessica Snyder.

Sabatino Lannarello gets ready to shoot at Hershey High School Community Day’s “Gym Time Fun” on April 29th, 2016. Basketball was Iannarello’s favorite activity was Gym Time Fun. (Broadcaster/Brandon Hill)

Sabatino Lannarello gets ready to shoot at Hershey High School Community Day’s “Gym Time Fun” on April 29th, 2016. Basketball was Iannarello’s favorite activity was Gym Time Fun. (Broadcaster/Brandon Hill)

The gym teachers had plenty of activities for the students to enjoy including four square, basketball, and volleyball.

Sophomore Sabatino Lannarello said, “I really like the idea of this [Community Day], at my old school they didn’t have a day so kids could experience this.”

The purpose of Community Day is for students and teachers to come together and learn about the great opportunities that the Hershey community has to offer. Lannarello is not the only student who believes that Community Day was a success and should continue throughout the years.

Another student who enjoyed Gym Time Fun was Miles Harris, a sophomore at Hershey High School. “It’s like a gym class, but chiller,” said Harris, “You could choose what you would like to do rather than not having a choice.”

Community Day was set up just as Harris explained. Students were given the option to choose from a multitude of activities that they were interested in. From the several choices students were given two activities to attend. Within the two activities that students had to attend their were several activities within that one activity.

Particularly in the Community Day session Gym Time Fun the atmosphere of the gym was a mixture of competitiveness and just having fun with friends. Sophomore Jack Shea said, “I really like the idea of it and hope it happens again next year.”

Among many students at HHS, the first Community Day was a success and should carry on throughout the years. Community Day has given students resources that would not be offered in regular classes. The benefit of Community Day has been more than a success to all teachers and students.