The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

April 8, 2010

South Ridge seniors host a crazy day of fun for good cause

Star Beacon

CONNEAUT — As March 19 dawned, it became apparent that it would not be a usual day at South Ridge Christian Academy. SRCA seniors were hosting Senior Spirit Day.

“The senior class organized a Senior Spirit Day to raise money for our class trip and the senior gift,” said senior Ryan Fralic. “We also decided to do a Senior Spirit Day to give everybody a fun day and to the leave memories of the 2010 seniors.”

To begin this unusual day, students paid for the privilege to come to school dressed in crazy hats, socks, scarves and ties. And were they crazy! Hats were decorated in flowers, yarn, shower caps, hair brushes, springs, spikes, ducks, crowns, bandanas, funnels, scarecrows and many more outlandish items. Add to these a bright array of stripes, polka dots and other wild patterns on socks, scarves and ties and it made for one bizarre day.

Students started off the day with normal class schedules until lunch time. Then the fun began. The seniors provided a lunch of all-you-can eat hot dogs, French-bread pizza, chips and a dessert buffet. Seniors also prepared and hosted an afternoon of games including: bucket charades, pin the nose on the senior, octaball (dodgeball played in an octagon shaped ring), relay races and much more.

The top three craziest outfits were rewarded with a Disney figurine and a Dairy Queen certificate. A fourth and fifth place were also awarded Dairy Queen certificates. Receiving fifth place was fourth grader Jonathan Cameron while fourth place went to junior Ruth Cole. Earning third place was first grader Hannah Harmon and second place was secured by seventh grader Angela Watson. First place for the craziest outfit was awarded to fifth grader Rebecca Emus.

“The Senior Spirit Day was a lot of fun and a huge success. Not only did we raise money but everyone also had a good time!” said Fralic.

March 24 to 26 brought one of the largest and best attended Super Sales SRCA has had in years. Opening morning set the bar high and thrilled the students when it was discovered that the parking lot was filled and the sidewalk was lined with eager shoppers waiting for the doors to open.

“I think Super Sale was probably one of the best we’ve had because we had a lot of stuff for sale and a lot of people came,” said freshman Delanie Zetlaw. “I did well selling my items and the money made will help me pay for CSO (Christians Schools of Ohio Competition) and Spring Retreat. I think this is a good way to make money for the students.”

The Super Sale was a huge success netting more than $2,700.

SRCA will be hosting a pancake breakfast Saturday from 7 to 11 a.m. in the academy gym. The breakfast will include eggs, bacon and all-you-can-eat pancakes with Richard Walker as head cook. The event is open to the public. Tickets will be $5 for adults and $3 for children.

The top three SRCA students selling the most tickets will earn a free lunch at Dairy Queen and one free ticket for every 10 tickets sold. Tickets may also be purchased at the door. SRCA encourages everyone to come out and enjoy a delicious breakfast.

The next big event on the calendar is the annual Spring Retreat to be held April 28-30 at Miracle Mountain Ranch. Students will enjoy a weekend of camping, games, horseback riding and lots of good food.

As SRCA seniors look forward to their senior trip, graduation and the beginning of college, the rest of SRCA is looking forward to summer vacation!