Grit and wit were on full display on King School’s South Field on September 9. Students in Grade 11 engaged in healthy competition and team bonding through a challenging obstacle course that included puzzles, hurdles, and climbing walls.
The program, known as Grit ‘N Wit, has become a tradition for the junior class in the past three years and involves activities that challenge students physically and mentally. The goal is to strengthen relationships, build school spirit, and foster teamwork, a growth mindset, and perseverance.
If a student was unable to complete a physical challenge, a teammate could complete the challenge twice to advance the group. Parent volunteers helped to manage challenging puzzles, which ranged from arranging tiles into a displayed configuration to matching colored blocks, and provided refreshments and snacks for post-workout recovery. Groups worked through the course “with determination and enthusiasm,” said Adam Boaz, Grade 11 Dean.
After all the groups had completed the course, students enjoyed lunch in the dining hall before receiving their treasured parking passes for the year.