Exploring the history of Olympics


JR Fletcher, Staff Writer

Student Council kicked off Olympics Tuesday with the traditional blacklight assembly and the annual torch run from the Catholic Pastoral Center to the school.

According to Principal David Morton, Father David Monohan who served as the athletic director in the 1960 started Olympics, since he felt there wasn’t much going on in the spring and wanted to bring some competition, energy and school spirit among the grades. Olympics was first centered around Track and Field events as well as weight lifting, the academic bowl, push up contest, sack race, and what started the week the torch ran from the capitol back to the school.

Principal David Morton said his favorite event is tug of war because of the competitiveness and going at it as well as trying to upset the seniors.

Throughout the years more events have been added to make it what we know as Olympics today.