Radnor week returns

LM’s yearly tradition, Radnor week, returns fully in-person. Read more about how the Aces showed their spirit!

LM’s first fully in-person Radnor week in two years was a major success. Though COVID-19 hindered the celebrations in 2020, 2021’s events made up for it, and the excitement for this annual tradition was unmatched. LM was decked out in Radnor-themed decorations, with posters, signs, and rows of “Beat Radnor” shirts hung up in the upper atrium. The week started off with pajama day on Monday and school-wide dodgeball games during lunch, where each grade tried to compete for points. Every grade could gain points by winning lunchtime competitions, donating coins to the Ardmore Food Pantry, showing their spirit, and tagging the school’s Instagram page (@aces.nation) on their stories. Tuesday was Election Day, and while students had off for the day, many showed up to help paint posters and hang signs in the hallways. Students came back to school on Wednesday dressed head-to-toe in beach gear and ready to compete in limbo, in which the seniors dominated. On Thursday, the Aces stepped back in time for Throwback Thursday and played an intense game of musical chairs. Lastly, Friday’s theme was a blackout. During lunch, students got their faces painted and gathered in the Kobe gym to watch all of the grades compete in a relay race. Although it was a close race, the Seniors ultimately took the win, securing themselves the top spot in the week-long competition between the grades. After that, energies were high in anticipation of the pep rally. Classes ended early and Aces Nation gathered at Arnold Field to watch the jaw-dropping performances and crown the Homecoming King and Queen. 

First up was the drill team, who performed in front of the school with their in-sync rhythms followed by cheerleading’s mesmerizing stunts. Teachers performed their dance right after, which even included a section where the students got up in the stands and joined along. The crowd loved the senior boys and girls dances and went wild for the dance teams combo. Leo Solga ’22 and Caroline Vo ’22 were crowned King and Queen of the homecoming court, amongst their fellow senior nominees, Leonne Chang, Charlie Hurwitz, Marlene Chmielewski, Mark Riggio, Jayde Harrison, Jack Lledo, Anisa Pugh, and Rachel Zhang.

When the pep rally ended, the annual Maroon and White football game started. The freshmen first won against the seniors, and the juniors won against the sophomores. Both the freshmen and juniors then advanced to play each other, with the freshmen winning. After all of the fun games, everyone went home to get dressed up for the homecoming dance. A once yearly tradition that was brought back to life this year, the homecoming dance sold over 800 tickets and raised over $12,000 for the classes. LM’s cafeteria was transformed into a dance floor, and the night was filled with music, dancing, and games, DJ’d by LM’s very own DJ8Trak. To end the week off, the Aces came back to school on Saturday in Beat Radnor gear to watch the main event of the week: the LM vs. Radnor game. Starting off with an intense first quarter, the Aces took the lead. Although the game ended in a loss, the football team put up a strong fight against LM’s rivals. With seemingly endless fun events, this Radnor week was one for the books.

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