10/26/11 “FREEZE!” Students shouting at each other was just part of the fun at Culver Academies during a weeklong game of elimination tag that raised over $960 for United Way of Marshall County. Culver Girls Academy senior Emily Rich, who is from Culver, organized the event for her community service project. Everyone on campus was welcome to play including teachers, counselors and coaches though most of the players were students. At a cost of $2 per person, nearly 500 students participated with all proceeds benefiting the United Way.
The night before the game started, each player received a card with the name of their “target.” Starting the next day, the object of the game was to eliminate the target. If a player tagged their target out, they received their target’s card and they then had a new target. Play continued for five days. During the first three days, if someone suspected they were about to be tagged out, they yelled “freeze” to their pursuer and then had ten minutes to escape. The last two days of the game were called the speed rounds and no “freezing” was allowed which, Ms. Rich says, made the game much more challenging.
Last year, a sophomore, Quinlan Smith was the winner; this year’s winner is still to be announced. For more information about Culver Academies and the Servant Leadership Practicum go to culver.org.
“We appreciate so much the students’ participation again in this year’s United Way Campaign,” said Jayne Gibson, Campaign Manager. “Every dollar helps support much needed programs and services in Marshall County.”
Pictured: Jayne Gibson, United Way Campaign Manager, Emily Rich, Channing Mitzell, Community Service Project Council Member and Diann Parsons, Purchasing Manager at Culver Academies and a United Way Board Member.