Our Upper School spring athletics season is well underway. The co-ed softball team has played three games so far, winning their first game vs. Doane Academy by a score of 15-2. Their second game on April 20th included an exciting come-from-behind 9-9 tie against Cedar Grove Christian Academy. NFS scored 7 runs in the final inning to tie it up! On April 24th, the team beat Center School by a score of 16-8, with great hitting and base running. The softball team has some returning 7th and 8th grade players, but quite a few members of the team just joined this season. Coach Patrick Crowley credits the team’s early success to the 6th graders’ willingness to try different positions, the integral role 7th graders are playing with hitting and fielding, and the leadership 8th grade players are demonstrating through positive encouragement of their teammates.
The co-ed track and field team, in its second year at NFS, competed in their first meet on April 22nd in Quakertown. Some of the events included the 100 meters, 3200 meters, hurdles, long jump, discus, and shotput. NFS finished 5th out of the 9 teams who competed, which included United Friends School and other area schools. Coach Roland Pott acknowledged the team’s hard work and good sportsmanship. Some NFS parents who came out to cheer also helped out by timing races and measuring discus throws.
On Thursday, April 27th at 7 pm, the sixth grade class will perform Aladdin KIDS in the auditorium. Come hear your favorite songs (Friend Like Me, Prince Ali, A Whole New World) about the street urchin who becomes a prince with the help of a magic genie. Katie Murphy, Music teacher & Director has been coaching the students for several months, as they prepare for the show. At NFS, six graders play a larger role in theatre performance, selecting the show and casting themselves in parts. It is also the first year that they learn full blocking and choreography on the stage. Thursday night is bound to be an exciting magic carpet ride!