After a Back and Forth Competition, the Class of 2019 Emerges Victorious in #Showdown2019

The culmination of Wheatley’s Showdown week is the Friday Night Finale. This finale took place last night! Beginning at 6:45 pm and continuing through 10:16 pm, grades competed against each other in a wide variety of activities. The activities included:

  • Chess
  • Myers Math Problem
  • Badminton
  • Sneaker relay race
  • Foul shooting
  • Egg and Spoon Race (faculty competition)
  • Volleyball
  • Scooter Polo
  • Over-Under Ball Pass
  • Pyramid Cup Stacking
  • Target Rock

Over 500 students attended the night’s activities. The “cost” of admission to the evening was a donation item for the Mary Brennan INN (this was one of the competitions). Each class was assigned a category, so a wide variety of soups, canned goods, cereals, pasta, rice and beans was collected. Over 6,300 items were collected for the donation!

After an intense evening of competition, the Class of 2019 emerged as the winners of Showdown2019!

A huge thank you to our Class Advisors, our PE faculty, our custodians and our Wheatley PTO for all the work they did in order to help us through the week of Showdown2019! Thank you to ALL of the students for a wonderful week of spirited competition!

#Showdown2019 Day 5 is a Tight Competition!

Day 5 of #Showdown2019 continued the competitive aspect of this year’s competition.  As students were scurrying to finalize all Showdown-related activities, the Juniors and Seniors were looking at the leaderboard to see what sort of Friday Night Finale we will have!

Stay tuned for the final results!

Today featured the following activities:

  • WSTV Trivia (Potpourri category)
  • Puzzle making
  • Showdown Video assembly

You can view the Showdown Spirit Videos here:





Some Impressive Performances on Day 4 of #Showdown2019!

The fourth day of Showdown2019 produced two impressive performances! It began with Vedant Singh’s dominating performance in Mathematics Trivia during the WSTV Trivia Challenge.  Several hours later, during the Pi Day Challenge, Jace Yagoda amazed the crowd by reciting 1,318 digits of pi!

The Charity Collections were tallied on this day, and our students did incredible work collecting books, sneakers and school supplies!

With a “Country Western/Country Club” dress theme, the hallways were filled with all sorts of creative costumes! While the classes worked on a bridge to be used during tomorrow’s Friday Night Finale, each grade manned a Charity Information Table as a way of raising awareness and funds for a charity of its choice. It was a great day!

[Thanks to Demetri Kaparos for the video!]