Parade replaces Champions’ Day

Chronicle Staff

For the first time since 1995, the girls’ volleyball CIF Division III State Championship victory was not honored with a day off from school. This decision was made because the academic school calendar is shorter this year, Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts said.

“We’re asking students to learn a lot in a relatively short time, and I don’t like reducing the number of teaching and learning opportunities in any given year,” Huybrechts said.

The day known as “Honors Day” was given after the school’s state victories in 1995, 1997, and 1998 and honored the achievements of all athletes.

In 2002, the name was changed to “Champions Day” to specifically honor the CIF champions. This year’s decision to break the Champions Day tradition was made by Huybrechts.

“I’m hoping that our on-campus ‘champions’ celebration will be the first of many similar spirit-building events centered around special achievements,” Huybrechts said.