Games Bring Homecoming Spirit to Lunchtime
October 12, 2010Moravia High School
“One, two, three, GO!” yelled Molly Gheer as eight students plunged their faces into pie plates of Cool Whip. They were trying to find bubble gum buried in the dessert so they could blow a bubble. This was one of five lunch games that students participated in over Homecoming week.
The week of lunch games sort of looked like this: on Monday, the participants had to drink pop out of a baby bottle. Tuesday’s game was guess the teacher, which was a guessing game played with pictures of different teachers’ noses, eyes, hands, feet, etc. Bubble gum in the Cool Whip was Wednesday’s game, while blindfolded scooter races were held Thursday. Then on Friday, the final game was human Pac Man, where students had to eat 50 skittles on a table without using their hands.
“My favorite game was the bubble gum in the Cool Whip,” said senior Danielle Egbert, who was a participant in the game.
Organizing these games takes a lot of work. That’s where student council comes into play.
“To decide on the games, we select games that could possibly tie into the theme day. Then the whole Student Council votes on their favorites,” said student council secretary Michael Stone. “The whole purpose of these games are to get people enthused about Homecoming, as well as provide fun entertainment to lunch.”
What was the best part about the games? Egbert said (covered in Cool Whip), “Making a fool out of myself. That’s what people like to watch.” And from the audience’s response, they probably agree.