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Spirited homecoming week

Last week, EF Academy New York celebrated our school pride with a week full of high achievement on the court & field in athletics.  Both the Men’s and Women’s Soccer teams as well as our Volleyball team had several matches last week boosted by support from the whole student body.

On Tuesday, the Girls’ Volleyball team won a big home game against the New York School for the Deaf, who are second place in the current standings. The win solidified EF Academy’s seeding as a first place team going into the post season tournament. Many students and staff came out to support the team and eat cupcakes to celebrate the win!

The Boys’ Soccer team had a thrilling game vs. St. Luke’s School. They came home with a 3-1 victory as senior Eduardo Pierucci tucked away a beauty to seal the victory.

To finish out the week, the Girls’ Soccer team took on Montfort Academy in their final game of the regular season and won 7-0. Mina Grefstad was a standout performer, scoring four goals. Synnove Tonnesen, Jaa Charoenbori and Clarissa Arnaudo all added a goal to clinch the win.

Throughout the week, in support of our athletic teams and in a show of school spirit, the school dressed up in accordance with several fun themes. On Monday, students & staff showed off their EF Academy Pride with EF Academy t-shirts & sweatshirts. Tuesday was ‘Pajama Day’ as students were able to literally roll out of bed and attend class or take one of their midterms wearing pajamas. Wednesday was WACKY day. Students were encouraged to wear the wackiest outfit, and some got very creative! On Thursday, our students ‘Dressed to Impress’ on Dress-Up day. Finally, on Friday, students celebrated their class spirit by wearing a unifying color. The EF Academy staff wore pink & donated money to support breast cancer awareness.

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