The spirit of competition, plus a little smoke, filled the air on Saturday night at the annual Campion Academy Class Scramble. All students came decked out in their class colors along with tutus, face paint, and lots of glitter to the event held on the soccer field this year. The seniors kicked off the evening with an Olympian-style entrance, running around a lit fire pit led by two torch-bearers.
Students raced odd collections of items to Principal Reeder and competed in classic drills of dead cow, air raid, and man-overboard in pursuit of class bragging rights. The Student Association (SA) included a few new games in-between such as mattress surfing and Hot Wheels shuffleboard that tested each class’ ability and determination to win.
After all the chaos, the seniors stayed ahead of the juniors, winning their final scramble. Kylie Wehling, senior, said, “Class Scramble is always an exciting time of the year where everyone loses their voice and classes bond over competitiveness and class spirit.”
Geraldy Marvel, junior, mentioned, “Coming from Texas and being new at Campion, Class Scramble will be a memory I never forget.”
The next morning the competitions started right back up with our SA Picnic. After worship, everyone headed down to center campus and the games began. The classics like tug-of-war, mini-bike races and the bus push were made sure to be included. The seniors dominated each game, still feeling their win from the night before.
“Oftentimes with such a big class, it can be difficult to work together and win the events, but this year the class of 2022 was able to pull through with a win,” Wehling reflected. “I'm extremely proud of us and can't wait to see what this year has in store!”
After all of the competitions, students could relax while SA set up a kickball-slip-and-slide. After more than a few “test runs” by the SA officers the rest of the student body joined in. It no longer mattered what class you were in, just who could get past all the third basemen. At the end of the day, everyone’s voices were a bit more hoarse and each class was much closer than before.
Gwyn Reeves, Campion News Team