Two nights of spirited competition among students kick off the school year
Porter Field was the hub of student life on Friday, September 15, the first Friday night of the 2023-2024 school year. Day students and boarding students alike convened on the field, ready to battle for the first annual Dummer Cup.
Since the start of classes, dormitory and day student groups have been planning their costumes and creating their banners. The Cup was divided into two parts: A night of outdoor competitions and a final lip-sync battle. The outdoor competitions included a wall sit, Spikeball, cornhole, Kan Jam, bite-the-bag, Rubik's Cube battle, rock-paper-scissors showdown, and musical chairs. The atmosphere was electric, with many unforgettable moments. Surrounded by cheers and spirited team banners, Liz’s ’26 two-hour wall sit, Ethan’s ’24 speedy Rubik's Cube prowess, and Erin’s ’25 epic musical chairs performance left us on the edge of our seats. It was a night to remember, and at night’s end, Ingham was in first place, Day Students in second place, and Nannie B. in third place.
“We're dedicated to creating memorable experiences on campus, and the Dummer Cup is just one of many opportunities for our students to connect and enjoy their time here. The events united our students in the spirit of fun and camaraderie," said the new Dean of Students Erin Davey.
Over three weeks, anticipation built for the final competition: The Lip Sync Battle. Students showcased their creativity and talent in a fun and lively competition on the Bergmann Theater stage. The evening began with and concluded with a well-choreographed rendition of Nicki Minaj’s Bang Bang by day students that brought the crowd to their feet. Thanks to their Lip Sync Battle victory and strong performance on the first night of competition, day students won the inaugural Dummer Cup. Ingham was a close second place, followed by Perkins in third place.
Photos by Andy Jiang '24