Community Weekend Unites Students

Super Sunday is a much-anticipated Blair event that brings students of every grade together to celebrate the start of the new school year and get to know each other outside of the classroom. The weekend-long event looked a little different this year, as all activities and participants adhered to the policies set in place to keep community members well and healthy amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Associate Dean of Students Rod Gerdsen, who runs the event along with Associate Dean of Students Andee Ryerson, noted the goal for this weekend was to unite the community in tradition. 

“Now that Blair has its full student body together, we were so excited to once again host our traditional community weekend, but with additional activities held over two days,” Mr. Gerdsen said. “This year it was truly Super Saturday AND Sunday.”

Students enjoyed a weekend of fun under the sun featuring Super Sunday favorites such as the Kon-Tiki cardboard boat races, dunk tank, games on Marcial Field, an egg toss and the classic soap slide. New additions included desk chair painting, time on the turf, a Blair faculty cookout, movie night and a fishing trip on Lake Genevieve.

“While the coronavirus pandemic is impacting so many parts of our lives, we are working to ensure it does not affect our Blair traditions,” Mr. Gerdsen said. “I hope everyone enjoyed a little normalcy this weekend, and we look forward to recreating other traditions for students to bond over this year.”

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