Saturday, April 16, 2011

Annual Olympics Come to Green Elementary Academic and Athletics Magnet

Green Elementary alum and Patrick Henry High senior Ryan Urie, an academic and athletic star, was guest speaker as the academic and athletics magnet school recently celebrated its annual junior olympics.

The olympiad is one of the high points of the school year. Not simply an athletic event it begins with opening ceremonies where students represent the nations of the world in costume and flag. Other events include students sharing details about their nation, including culture and cuisine. After a week of track competitions, and a music festival with traditional songs from different nations, final race competition and ceremonies were held at Patrick Henry.

“I learned my work ethic attending Green’s Magnet program,” said Urie. A first-team All American, Urie will attend Syracuse University next year.

The week was full of learning, international experiences, and exercise, culminating in a united desire to do their best whether in the classroom or physical activity: "Academics + Athletics = Success."

Contact Bruce Ferguson, principal, at, or (619) 460-5755.