By: Miranda Gregis, Contributing Writer
Centralia High School (CHS) hosted the annual dodgeball tournament on Saturday, March 5. This is the fifth year CHS has put on the event.
CHS Science teachers, Tonya Schmidt and Kayla Fadler, hosted the event. It is a fundraiser for the science club, Society of Kids Relating to Understanding and Believing in Science (SKRUBS). The money raised from this event will be donated to the Red Cross or UNICEF for Ukrainian refugees.
The dodgeball tournament is a highly anticipated event for the student body. “As a science club, we were looking for an activity to do as a fundraiser as well as have some fun. Projectile motion is physics and dodgeball is definitely projectile motion,” Schmidt said.
The dodgeball tournament had 11 teams that were made up of CHS students and staff members. Other student roles in the tournament included: referees, bouncers, announcers and a DJ.
Students interested in making a team gathered eight to 10 players, decided on a team name, chose a walkout song and enrolled their team with Schmidt. Students in grades 9-12 were welcomed to participate in the tournament.
Rylee Palmer, CHS sophomore, was on a team made up of her cross country teammates. They called themselves The Sticks. Palmer shared, “The dodgeball tournament was a fun way to reunite with my teammates since cross country season is over. Even though we lost, it was still a great experience.”
The winning team this year was the team made up of senior boys. This event successfully raised around $300 dollars. Dodgeball has become a CHS tradition that will certainly stick around.