Students and staff at New Haven High School started but didn’t finish the annual dodgeball tournament that was held on February 14, during school hours from 1:15 until 2:45 P.M.
Each team consisted of 3 boys and 2 girls, or vice versa. The teams could be made up of students from all grades. Each player had to pay a fee of $2 in order to play in the tournament. All these proceeds went towards Special Olympics.
There was a total of 13 groups who competed, each having a personalized team name. Mrs. Borcherding, coordinator of the tournament, was asked if she liked having the yearly tournaments. She responded with:
“I love it. It raises money for Special Olympics of Missouri which is a wonderful organization that many of our New Haven middle and high school students participate in. I think the students like it too. It gives them an opportunity to let out some energy and do something good for others (raising money for Special Olympics of MO). It's also an assembly that gets everyone involved. Whether people are playing or cheering from the bleachers, people get really excited.”
Kamryn Poe, junior, was ecstatic about another year of dodgeball. “I really love playing dodgeball at school. Not only do I get to leave class early, but the money goes to a very important organization that I will happily donate to!”
The tournament was not able to be finished during the time given. Due to this fact, no winner was announced. The game is still postponed until further notice. Good job to those who did compete and we hope there will be even more teams next year!