Career Skills Classes, Volunteers, and Others Come Out for 4th Annual APE Day

With the final activities and events of the year nigh, many are winding up their works and efforts. What does this mean for Career Skills students, volunteers, and teachers? They don’t know the meaning of the phrase “winding down” as evidenced by the 4th annual Field Day.

On May 25th, the Adaptive PE Classes K-12 held their annual field day and it was a huge success! This year’s theme was ZACC Attack in honor of Zachary Schwartz. Mr. and Mrs. Schwartz were the Honorary Captains and were presented with a donation from the Brewster Central School District and the Patterson Rotary for childhood cancer research. The donation will be part of the money raised for Relay for Life in Zachary’s memory on June 3rd. The day was filled with fun activities, dancing, and even spraying the hose off of the Brewster Fire Department’s truck! Invited to join the festivities, the BHS ROTC presented the flags while Ivelisse Arocho sang the National Anthem. The BHS Band played throughout the day providing much entertainment and dancing while the BHS National Art Honor Society manned a face painting station.

While there, the Career Skills Student Volunteer and BSAC members participated in the different physical activity stations that were modified for the students so that all students were able to participate. In all, there were over 100 BHS student volunteers along with the Patterson Rotary who were also assisting in the day’s events. Along with our K-12 athletes, the Brewster Bears welcomed the North Salem High School APE Tigers to participate.

Although it takes teachers and staff to get the event started, it is the student volunteers who bring smiles to the athletes faces. As a result of their efforts and dedication, it is the student volunteers with their empathy and kind hearts that create an environment of acceptance and inclusiveness. We are so grateful for their passion and positivity!