Field Day at Benedictine is a yearly event that involves the boys of Benedictine College Preparatory and girls of Saint Gertrude High School. This year, because of Hurricane Florence, a powerful storm due to hit the East Coast this week, Field Day has been moved back to October 26. The Cadets will be hosting the event again this year. This event incorporates field activities, Mass, a pizza lunch and the lowering of the American flag.
This year the event has been brought to a halt due to Hurricane Florence. Hurricane Florence is expected to cause heavy rains as well as strong winds, which would impact Field Day directly. On Field Day, both Benedictine and Saint Gertrude are separated into grade levels, and they play each other in games. However, because of the upcoming storm that has already caused many evacuations in places closer to the East Coast, Field Day has been shut down and replaced with a normal academic school schedule.
The grade levels cycle through games like kickball and soccer. Field Day is a half-day for Benedictine. This is a day when both schools are given the go-ahead to wear normal school clothes as long as it has the school's logo is on it.
This year the freshman and new students of both schools will experience their first Field Day. On Field Day lunch consists of pizza, chips and a water bottle. The students will eat outside if weather is fair. The American flag will be raised before Field Day starts. However, at the end of Field Day the Cadets will have a full formation where attendance will be taken and the flag will be lowered.