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Colt Championship Games Return at Walnut Elementary

February 3, 2023

By Kelli Gile, Office of Community Resources

DIAMOND BAR, CA--Hundreds of assembled students cheered and chanted as their Walnut Elementary teachers, staff, and Principal Robert Chang competed in the annual Colt Championship Games on Friday.

During the camping-themed competitions, rival teams raced to pitch tents, find gummy worms in bowls of spaghetti, build s’mores carrying graham crackers, marshmallows, chocolate with only tongs and spatulas, and eat tiny powdered donuts dangling from strings.

In the final Hungry, Hungry Human game, teams raced on rolling carts while scooping plastic balls into their baskets.

The February 3 event topped off with staff turning their principal into a human sundae with spraying cans of whipped cream and squeeze bottles of chocolate syrup.

Teacher Dan Park finished up the dessert by dumping a jar of candied cherries on the school leader’s head.

Students roared as Principal Chang popped one in his mouth and sampled the toppings off his shirt!

“This was the first time in three years our Community Club presented this rally for the entire school,” according to President Natalie Liu.

The assembly was the prize for reaching the $30,000 fundraising goal during the Colt Campaign.

Turning the principal into an ice cream sundae was another reward for reaching the $15,000 Fun Run goal that helped fund a new digital marquee.

“Today was so much fun for the kids!” she said.


Walnut Elementary staff members compete in the Colt Championship Games on February 3 

Staff members turn Principal Robert Chang into a human sundae on February 3.