October 4, 2021
Last week I experienced another Spirit Week as a Benjamin Buccaneer. I enjoyed kicking off the Homecoming football game with a series of spirited festivities, activities, and friendly competition.
Faculty held their own during the student vs. faculty kickball game at the upper school. I was impressed by the performances of Head of Upper School Fletcher Carr, English teacher and alumna Mrs. Steiner ‘90, and Senora Tejera-Mede as they battled it out each inning.
Throughout the week, it was wonderful to witness all three divisions coming together in solidarity and showing their Buccaneer pride, including our lower school students who had the opportunity to participate in Spirit Week for the first time. Their excitement seeing the “big kids” come to the lower/middle school campus for a handful of events was contagious. While our school spans three divisions, we are all still connected as one Buccaneer family.
I enjoyed my time watching our Bucmates Club, a group of “15-Year-Club” members, interact with younger students at morning drop-off. Our 3rd grade was also treated to a visit from two senior cheerleaders and four varsity football players who spoke to the class about their experiences as student-athletes, and encouraged them to come to Friday night’s Homecoming game.
The Homecoming game against American Heritage, Delray, was full of school spirit and ended in a Buccaneer victory! It was great to watch the exciting athleticism and sportsmanship on the field along with the community and conversation found in the Alumni tent and along the sidelines. Seeing so many former Buccaneers return to their alma mater for these annual events is a testament to the lifelong affiliation and fondness former students have for TBS.
Once a Buccaneer, always a Buccaneer.