I wish I had gone to this High School!
At Newton North High School in Massachusetts, their school wide book this year is ‘The Hunger Games‘. In celebration, the school created their own high school Hunger Games called, the “Tiger Hunger Games“. After having every student in the school read the book, a total of 26 students were reaped as tributes from the pool of over 200 students that applied. According to The Newtonite:
The Tiger Hunger Games consisted of seven physical and mental challenges and 26 students, who represented the 13 districts of Panem, the setting of The Hunger Games. After each challenge, physical education and health and wellness teachers eliminated four students who were unable to complete the task set before them. The final round consisted of the two remaining students.
In celebration of the event, they even had their very own Effie Trinket. Principal Jennifer Price rode around in a Effie’s wig and makeup, yelling “Happy Hunger Games” in her best Effie accent. To top it off, she did it all on a futuristic motorized segway!
In between each challenge, Ms. Price asked questions regarding The Hunger Games. Here is a breakdown of the stages tributes went through in the “Tiger Hunger Games”:
In the first stage, student tributes stood inside hoola-hoops in a ring around the center circle of the field. Students had to gather as many supplies as they could from inside the circle and bring them back to where they were standing. At the same time, students had to protect their supplies from others who attempted to steal them. This challenge simulated the cornucopia scene from The Hunger Games.
In stage two, students threw objects at designated areas on the field to score points.
In stage three, students crawled underneath hurdles to collect four balls. Tributes could only take one ball at a time and had to place them in a bucket.
In stage four, the tributes answered trivia questions pertaining to The Hunger Games. The four students who answered questions incorrectly or did not answer questions were eliminated.
In stage five, students tried to hold balls in their lap while crab walking across a small section of the field.
In stage six, tributes were challenged to build pyramids out of cardboard disks by moving them from one peg to another.
In the final stage, the last two tributes competed, fittingly enough, in Archery. And only one tribute came out victorious. The victor of the Tiger Hunger Games was sophomore Sean Fitzpatrick.
source: Douglas Abrams of the Newtonite