Liam Sullivan

Picture Perfect competition winner Liam Sullivan '18 created this image to capture the grit of Olympic Week.

Olympic Week 2018

Each year, Seattle Prep students, faculty and staff engage in a week of fun and games. The Panthers compete in a wide variety of events which test their wits, creativity, and physical strength.

Juniors Sweep Human Foosball
Olympic Week Soccer Results in Cinderella Story
Picture Perfect: Colorful Rings Bring Senior Success
Juniors and Seniors Battle for Olympic Week Volleyball Title
Prep Artists Produce Stunning Animal Pieces
Heads Up! Comes To Seattle Prep for Olympic WeeK
Faculty Owns the Court in Olympic Week Basketball
Dollar Bill and Canned Food Drive
Seniors Fall in Handball
Sophomore Jousts to the Death Against Faculty
Karaoke Teams Show Off Talent
Collegios Jam It Out in the Kinect Dance Off
Unexpected Upset in Tug-of-War

Switching on Mario Kart

Milo Pepper, Staff Writer

Mario Kart has been a staple Olympic Week Event for many years, and 2018 did not disappoint. The Seattle Prep Olympic Week rendition of Mario Kart is different from most games, because it is played on the Nintendo Switch. “This adds an extra element to my training”, remarked Todd Hamblet ‘20. “I’ve been accustomed to playing on the Wii my whole life so the switch could be hard to play on....

Controversial Spelling Bee Finals Stirs up the Pot

Mark McClean, Staff Member

When most people thing of Olympic week they think of Karaoke, Handball, or even Kinect Dance-Off. Very few people would put the Spelling Bee as their most anticipated event, but that could change next year with an eventful final this year. The final consisted of two freshmen along with Mr. Kiehn. Kiehn had little trouble winning the finals but not without controversy. Many freshmen felt that Kiehn’s...

Olympic Week Event Name That Tune Embodies Spirit and Fun

Sophie Jurion, Staff Writer

Although Name That Tune may be a small event, it was very entertaining to watch and fun to participate in. The 2018 Olympic Event, Name That Tune, was a big hit on Wednesday during lunch. Abigail Smith ‘20 representing Marquette Collegio expressed her thoughts participating in Name That Tune, “I really enjoyed watching Mr. Zipse and Mr. Barmore dance to all the songs. Mr. Barmore was doing a hilarious...

Quiz Bowl Tests Contestants Knowledge

Lauren Day, Staff Writer

As expected, Olympic Week’s 2018 quiz bowl competition was wicked! Contestants began this event by trying to complete a five-page test with their fellow classmates.  The questions on the test spanned from listing Nobel Prize winners to naming all eight of the Kardashian grandchildren, and they were very, very hard. The faculty, seniors, and Hopkins Collegio were the three teams that scored highest o...

The Opening Ceremony Kicks Off Olympic Week 2018

Allison Kearney, Staff Writer

As always Olympic Week began with the Opening Ceremonies where each grade was asked to prepare a skit to perform in front of the entire school. First, the freshman went, followed by the sophomores who acted out a mock Olympic Week that resulted in the sophomores winning. Next up was the juniors played the dating game each imitating a couple from each grade. The faculty went next and they had a Game of ...

You Just Got Served: Ping Pong

Grace Weiand, Staff Writer

Panthers were kept on the edge of their seats during the final match of Olympic Week Ping Pong. Freshman Kyle Carlesimo of Gonzaga Collegio, and Alex Blattner of Kostka Collegio battled in a close round during the Finals Assembly. Seniors came in third place, after a well fought effort. Surprisingly, faculty did not place this year. The faculty representative, Mr. Mitchell, is known for his strategic...

Wiki Race

Clara Malone and Ella Gruen

For the first time in Olympic Week history, the Wiki race is being featured in the competitions. In this stressful computer game, the contestants have a topic on Wikipedia to get to from another topic, and they can only use the links on other Wikipedia pages to get to the new given Wikipedia article. This competition included both harder topics like William Shakespeare to Fireflies by Owl City, and e...