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February 15, 2024

Freshman Class Government Hosts “Amazing Race” Event

On Friday, February 9th the Freshman class embarked on an “Amazing Race” organized by the 9th Grade Class Government, where students vied for prizes through six fun challenges.
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Friday, February 9th was a memorable afternoon for the Freshman class who embarked on an “Amazing Race” organized by the 9th Grade Class Government. The event was an exciting scavenger hunt around the school that combined fun challenges, teamwork, a little friendly competition, and lots of camaraderie.

After the 6th period bell, Freshmen eagerly gathered in the cafeteria in teams of two. The teams were divided into two heats, where each member of the winning pair won a $25 Amazon gift card. Hilarity ensued throughout the lighthearted afternoon as participants vied for the prizes through six fun challenges that were designed to test the teams’ creativity, coordination, quick thinking, and collaboration.

Teamwork was displayed throughout the whole afternoon. In the Oreo Challenge, teams defied gravity by maneuvering a cookie handsfree from their foreheads to their mouths. Name That Tune demonstrated students’ knowledge of music as they matched song titles with their lyrics. Target Practice took participants to new heights, testing their hand-eye coordination as they stood atop the Learning Commons balcony and aimed dodgeballs at bins below. Teams racked their brains in the Trivia Challenge, and Bracelet Time demanded that participants thread cheerios onto a string while blindfolded. Finally, the Puzzle Challenge had students race to assemble a picture of Leo Stiel, the 9th Grade Class President.

I practically begged my friends to do the race with me after hearing about it. I figured we had nothing to lose! We had so much fun hustling from one activity to the next, all while competing with our friends. The activities were all well thought-out and entertaining

— Emily Schulmann '27

The whirlwind afternoon concluded on a delicious note, with pizza that was enjoyed by everyone. “The Amazing Race” celebrated the fun-loving spirit of our 9th graders and gave Freshmen a chance to unwind at the end of a long week. 9th Grade Class Secretary Caitlin Jeremiah ‘27 commented, “The event was a great success. The freshman class government was really happy with how it went. A bunch of people came and we hope to see more faces at our next event!

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