Crusaders gathered in the Robert Conlin Gymnasium to celebrate the members of spring sports teams: swimming, golf, bowling, baseball, and track and field. Seniors in each of these sports were introduced. In true Crusader style, we cheered the completion of five district championships this year, with baseball and track and field championships coming on the same day! Of the eleven LHSAA boys sports, Brother Martin won five district championships in one of the most competitive divisions in the state. Go, Crusaders! In addition to the celebration of athletic talent, senior band members entertained the crowd, as did senior Scott Frischhertz, who wowed the crowd with Marty Hurley’s “The Mambo King” on the snare drum. Finally, a student at each grade level with the highest activity attendance points were named and given a gift certificate in appreciation for their support of Crusader life.
As soon as the pep rally ended, all 1,200+ students and faculty entered the backyard for the second annual Crusader Fest, an afternoon of sun, fun, games, and food. Various food vendors set up their wares to entice students: Rock ‘n’ Sake’s crunchy rolls, roasted turkey legs, Krystal burgers, snowballs, Sweet Savor’s cupcakes and candied apples, spicy wings, Royal China’s shrimp fried rice and egg rolls, and more! Seniors, who won the spirit attendance award, were treated to a special water slide. Other activities included kite flying, volleyball playing, Frisbee tossing, and football throwing. Student band Spinning Wheels performed live, including a guest appearance, on guitar, of English teacher Mr. Tom Leggett. Also, students could vote for their grade level and student body Student Council officers. Thank you to all faculty and staff who made Crusader Fest successful!