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Alumni Return for Humor and Hijinks
By: Communications Manager Sarah Meyer
Twenty alumni from the Class of 2010 teamed up March 4 for Rossman’s 29th annual Spirit Day basketball game. The high school seniors went head to head with fifth and sixth graders, making a valiant effort despite the wacky games concocted by P.E. teachers Larry Huusko and Jenna Lucas. The alumni handicaps included imaginative challenges like: "Barrel Ball," in which the alumni team played ball while holding up Kan Jam goals; "Daytona 500" in which only alumni riding on scooters could shoot, pass or dribble; "Relative Game," in which relatives of the alumni created some friendly interference; and "Balloon Pop," which required alumni to play with a balloon between their legs.
Another highlight of this year's game was the Junior Kindergarten half-time performance, which kicked off with Juniors and sixth graders dancing to the Whip/Nae Nae and concluded with a spirited Rossman cheer.
The crowd was kept roaring with excitement and laughter for the entire basketball game. At the final buzzer, the fifth and sixth graders had scored the most points, but the alumni were clearly winners too, having shown a great sense of humor and impressive skills during the twelve whimsical periods.
Following the game, the alumni gathered in the William E. Ball Library to catch up and reminisce. The returning seniors represented Christian Brothers College High School (1), Clayton High School (1), John Burroughs School (7), Ladue High School (1), MICDS (5), St. Louis Priory (4), and Villa Duchesne (1). While some of the students are still finalizing college plans, others have made decisions to attend Dartmouth College, Elon University, Macalester College, Southern Methodist University, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Notre Dame, Vanderbilt University, Wake Forest University, Washington University in St. Louis, and Yale University.