While challenges were being set up, there were a few mini challenges such as the Bubble Gum Dive. During this mini challenge, the participants were given a plate that was covered in whipped cream; hidden inside the glob of whipped cream was a piece of bubble gum. Participants were challenged to find the gum and successfully blow a bubble without using their hands. Also, during the assembly, volunteers were picked from the audience to lead the singing of Christmas carols.
The winners of each challenge received either one or two prizes; the number of prizes varied on how difficult the challenge was. Prizes varied from free movie rentals, a free meal at McDonalds, to even gift certificates to area restaurants. All of the prizes provided were donated by local businesses in Conneaut and Ashtabula. Students and staff at Conneaut High School are very thankful for all of the donated prizes.
The end of the first semester is closer than many students think. Friday is the last day for some classes, which means students will be taking final exams in semester or quarter long classes. When students return to school on Tuesday, many will be in new second semester classes.
Students now have the opportunity to take courses that were not previously offered. The courses will take the place of study halls and will be taken online.
“I think these courses are a great option for students; with the wide variety of subjects, there’s something for every student,” said Taylor Adang, a senior.
The courses vary from Gothic Literature to Archaeology, even Earth and Space Science. Any student may sign up for these free courses as long as he or she has more than one study hall.