The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

School Columnists

January 16, 2014

CHS holds its own version of Minute to Win It

CONNEAUT — The week of Dec. 16 through Dec. 20 was very eventful for the Conneaut Spartans. During the week, students had the opportunity to dress up for holiday-themed days, which included Christmas Character day, Flannel Pajama Pant day, Hat and Mittens day, Christmas Hat and Socks day, and lastly, Ugly Christmas Sweater day. Although dressing up was fun, students were more excited for the events that were planned for Friday.

Friday was not only the last day before winter break, but it also featured two assemblies for students. The first assembly, a concert put on by the school Show Choir, took place early in the morning. During this assembly, students listened to the Show Choir perform a few Christmas songs such as “Baby It’s Cold Outside” and “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.” Students not only enjoyed the group’s singing talent, but also their choreography.

The second assembly the students attended was a winter version of the game show “Minute to Win It.” Just like the TV show, students and teachers who chose to participate had a minute to complete a given challenge.

“There were a lot of new challenges this year; everyone had a lot of fun. This assembly was a great way to help fund the senior and junior classes,” said Kim Krepps, a participating senior.

The assembly was hosted by the senior class. All participants were required to pay $5 and all students who wanted to watch were required to pay $1. All money collected benefits prom and the senior class trip. Students and teachers who participated had the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of challenges such as Christmas Ball and Face the Gingerbread Man. During Christmas Ball, the participants had 60 seconds to fan, using only a gift box, an ornament into a designated area. During Face the Gingerbread Man, the participants were seated in a chair and had 60 seconds to move a gingerbread man cookie from their forehead to their mouth, using only their facial muscles.

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