Olympian Day Brightens Darkness of February

On February 23, the sixth grade history classes and the Form I English classes celebrated Browning's seventh Olympian Day. Gods and heroes patrolled the halls, sat for nectar and ambrosia in the cafeteria, and presented their costumes in class. Poseidon with his trident was popular, as was Zeus with his lightning bolts, but Apollo's lyre and Hercules with the skin of the Nemean Lion were more than present. The Great God Pan piped his pipes, and Hades seemed jollier than his reputation. Even Ares lost his scowl. The event followed a class study of Greek mythology and offered Olympian cheer in the dark days of late February.