Benton Hall Academy celebrated its second annual Super Bowl party on Friday in observance of Super Bowl XLVII. Students, teachers and staff were invited to wear football hats and jerseys from any team to celebrate Sunday’s big game.
Those who participated in the event were encouraged to bring a quarter or two for donation to the Little Falls Food Pantry. The donation will made in memory and in honor of an area Fallen Star, Marine Cpl. Alex Domion, who grew up in Richfield Springs. Fallen Stars are men and women from New York state who died while serving their country in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Friday’s party also featured a “Super Bowl Lunch” which included pizza, wings, celery and fresh fruit.
Little Falls City School District Food Service Director Donna Todd said in honor of the celebration the cafeteria at the elementary school was decorated with Super Bowl team colors, including red for the San Francisco 49ers and purple for the Baltimore Ravens.
“The lunch celebration is just fun and helps to get everyone pumped up for game day,” said Todd.
As part of the event some students competed in an academic Jeopardy. Second grade teacher Kim Traut said the four second grade classes joined together to compete to win a class trophy.
“In the spirit of the game day celebration, questions included the topic of the Super Bowl, but most of the game stemmed from a range of academic questions,” said Traut.
Many students were excited to spend the day celebrating Sunday’s NFL championship game.
Hannah Young, a fifth-grader at Benton Hall said, she will be cheering for the 49ers.
“I can’t wait to stay up late and watch the game on Sunday night,” she said.
Fifth-grader Joseph Stoltz said he is excited for the Ravens to beat the 49ers.
“I don’t really like the Ravens, but I wanted to root for them because I like the Falcons whose team mascot is a bird, so it’s similar to the Ravens,” he said.