Monday, challengers had to drink a Sun Drop the fastest. Willy Schejbal, the winner of first lunch, may have gotten a bit of soda on himself, but he ended up winning. Willy commented, “I had to go to the bathroom and clean up afterwards. I did not want to be sticky from all of the soda.” The winner of second lunch was Ryan Blankenship.
Tuesday, the tributes had to submerge their face in a bowl full of water to bob for two apples! The winners from the two lunch shifts were Kashaf Iqbal and Mathew Clines. Even with water on Kashaf’s face, she walked away with an apple in hand. “That was the first and last time I will ever do that!” Kashaf exclaimed.
Wednesday’s task was to guess a mystery food while having their eyes covered. Alison Long, a winner, said, “The food was a blended burger, and the mushy texture was disgusting.” The second lunch shift had a baby food taste test. Logan Huff, the other winner, jokingly said, “I feel bad for babies for having to eat that stuff. It was far from tasting good.”
Thursday’s challenge was quite sour. The Hunger Games committee decided to make the tributes eat half of a lemon. The person who ate the lemon the fastest would move on to the final challenge in Friday’s assembly. The two winners were Mr. A. Peirick and Emily Scheer.
Friday was Minute to Win it-inspired. With doughnuts hanging from the ceiling, tributes had to devour the doughnut the fastest without using their hands. If the doughnut fell to the ground, that person would be automatically disqualified. Hanna Fitts, one of the winners, said, “At first I wasn’t going to try too hard until I looked over and saw Blake Gale, who was close to winning, and I hurried and shoved the doughnut in my mouth.” Unlike Blake, his sister Cortanie Gale won the challenge during the second lunch shift.
During an assembly on Friday afternoon, all of the winners from the week of Hunger Games lined up along two tables in front of the entire school. Plates of whipped cream were placed on the tables, one plate per tribute. Buried within the cream was a piece of bubble gum. Once they were told to begin, the tributes had to dive into plate only with their mouths, find the bubble gum, and blow a bubble with it. It did not take long for each person to find the gum and begin to chew it. The tricky part was to actually blow the bubble, but finally Cortanie Gale got it and won the challenge, “Once I got the gum in my mouth, it was really hard; then it fell apart, making the bubble even harder to make”
By the end of the week, FBLA collected $55 and 20 canned food items. During the Hunger Games, students showed their leadership skills, strive to win, and competitiveness.
-by Paige Adams