Yearbook students celebrate Halloween with a mock Olympics

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Yearbook students celebrate Halloween with a mock Olympics

Cadby spits out her second apple while working fast to remove all the apples from the bin. Each member of the second team removed all five apples before the five minutes were up.

Cadby spits out her second apple while working fast to remove all the apples from the bin. Each member of the second team removed all five apples before the five minutes were up.

Cadby spits out her second apple while working fast to remove all the apples from the bin. Each member of the second team removed all five apples before the five minutes were up.

Cadby spits out her second apple while working fast to remove all the apples from the bin. Each member of the second team removed all five apples before the five minutes were up.

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Despite a stressful second deadline cut short by Hurricane Michael, yearbook students celebrated Halloween through various team bonding games in a competition in which the group called ‘Yearbook Olympics.’

The class split into two teams to battle each other for a victory in the yearbook Olympics. Each student in the class competed in five games, a hula hoop race, a human pyramid race, a three-legged race, a balloon race and a mummy wrapping competition. Then three to four students from each team volunteered to take part in an adaptation of the TV show ‘Fear Factor’ and an apple bobbing competition.

Among all the games, fear factor and the apple bobbing competition proved to be the most popular.

In the Fear Factor competition, one student from each team placed their hand in a bowl while blindfolded and was challenged to guess the contents in the bowl. To start the game out easy seniors Brianna Wooten and Josie Anderson had to identify cooked ramen noodles. Two rounds later the game took a sharp turn when senior Sarah Dawkins and Caroline Chavis had to identify canned pigs’ feet.

After the hula hoop race and the human pyramid race, which team two dominated, three students from each team took part in the apple bobbing competition. While starting out as a simple competition it took a major turn and became a serious game. Junior Maddie Cadby was the first to figure out how to get the apples out of the bin, which led her to remove all her apples in less than a minute.

After successfully removing all apples Cadby began to coach her fellow teammates, by the end of the five-minute competition all three students from team two removed all the apples, while only one student from team one was able to remove all the apples.

The students’ determination led to the intense competition which by the end left all the participating students with wet clothes and hair.

After the apple bobbing competition, the class competed in a three-legged race, a balloon race and a mummy wrapping competition. In the end team two won by many points but the event was deemed successful by both sides as every student bonded throughout the competition.

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  • Juniors Ava Berry and Turner Johnson nervously prepare for the third round of the yearbooks class adaptation of the tv show "Fear Factor." Previous rounds consisted of students identifying cooked ramen noodles and canned cherry pie filling.

    Camille Dunkirk

  • Berry and Johnson go all in on their mission to win a point for their team by guessing the contents in the bowl . The pair were challenged to guess canned calamari, which left a pungent smell in yearbook classroom after the game.

    Camille Dunkirk

  • Senior Sarah Dawkins and junior Caroline Chavis nervously wait for their turn at fear factor after seeing the past three rounds contents. The other staff members gasp once discovering the pairs challenge.

    Camille Dunkirk

  • Dawkins and Chavis were given pigs feet to guess during their round of fear factor. Dawkins won the round with just five seconds to spare.

    Camille Dunkirk

  • Team two celebrates after their victory from the hula hoop race. Team one and two were challenged to stand in a large circle and while holding hands they were to lace a hula hoop to the starting point.

    Camille Dunkirk

  • Sophomore Annabelle Mills and Dawkins wait patiently for the third game of the yearbook Olympics, the human pyramid. Yearbook is whole diffrent dynamic than most classes at Northwest, students on the staff bond through their many pranks and group meals together.

    Camille Dunkirk

  • Team two watches their opponents struggle to get into a pyramid while they hold for five seconds to win.The team building competition was very succesful and both teams were able to create a stable pyramid.

    Camille Dunkirk

  • Junior Maddie Cadby goes all in on the apple bobbing contest. Cadby removed all five apples from bin in less than a minute.

    Camille Dunkirk

  • Cadby spits out her second apple while working fast to remove all the apples from the bin. Each member of the second team removed all five apples before the five minutes were up.

  • Yearbook staff members who did not participate in the bobbing laugh as they watch their peers struggle to get the apples out of their tub. Students who did not participate in the event found great joy in watching their classmates fiercely compete during the apple bobbing contest.

  • Senior Emma Cook gasp as she relized she has soaked herself with water while trying to get apples out of the tub. Although students began the race wearing disposable shower caps, many lost them in the process and ended with wet clothes and hair.

  • After the apple bobbing race senior Justin Fuchs chose to spend his time juggling while students int the apple bobbing contest dried off. Students who participated in the apple bobbing contest became soaked by the end and had to change clothes and air dry their hair.

  • During the first round of the three legged race, three teams fell down while trying to beat their peers. In the end team one finally came through with a win.

  • Cadby devlopes her own technique during the last challenge of the day, a competiton between each student to see who could keep their balloon the longest. Team two ended up in the last three positions, winning a total of six points for their team.

  • Despite team two winning the competition by many points, members from both teams bounded, which was the true intent of the yearbook Olympics.

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