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Peddie Week 2019 is Here!
Brittany Rockenfeller

Peddie Week 2019 is here! Activities are planned throughout the week in the lead-up to Peddie Day, Saturday, November 2, when the Bucs will take on the arch-rival Falcons in Hightstown during a day of athletic contests. School spirit is at an all-time high, with themed dress-up days and a host of other community events in the works to remind every member of the Blair family why it’s great to be a Buc.

Students kicked off the week on Sunday by decorating banners to hang around campus. Starting tomorrow, the community will get even more festive with these themed dress-up days:

Tuesday - TieDye Tuesday 

Wednesday - Playa Wednesday (beach day)

Thursday - Thwap Sursday (trade with a friend)

Friday - Blair Wear Day

Throughout the week, students and teachers will celebrate the 116-year Blair-Peddie rivalry with many traditions that have carried through the years, such as the senior class decorating the campus. On Thursday night, members of the class of 2020 will host a special dinner at which students share memories and swap stories. Following the dinner, a traditional rally will be held at Sharpe House, home of Head of School Chris Fortunato, which will culminate in Mr. Fortunato’s motivational speech to all athletes and spectators. Friday will be the most action-packed day of the week, with School Meeting featuring spirited announcements, including English and performing arts teacher Craig Evans' annual rousing "Beat Peddie!" speech, and the pep rally and bonfire later in the evening.

This upcoming week is filled with many exciting activities and events that Blair family members near and far won’t want to miss! Check Blair’s website and social media channels daily, as we will continue to share photos and videos.

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