Teachers take home the crown in first ever Family Feud fundraiser

BY EMILY BRANDYBERRY

Rather than having the annual Mr. WHS Pageant as the Post Prom Fundraiser, the Class of 2020 post prom committee replaced it with a Family Feud night. All four classes participated in the game along with the teachers for various prizes.

Senior, Logan Egleston, participated as the host of the night. Photo by Emily Brandyberry.

As people filed into the Performing Arts Center, the teams gathered together to learn the basic rules of Family Feud. While most of the students were either excited or nervous about the competition, senior Max Runkle had a different approach.

“I’ve never been more confident in my life,” said Runkle. “It’s just competition. Nothing like friendly competition for a good cause.”

Unlike their feelings before the game, many of the students had different reasons for joining. Freshman Justin Lane did not remember signing up to play the game. Sophomore Faith Ligas signed up accidentally. Does not matter how they got  involved, they were all looking forward to playing.

“I decided to join because I really like Family Feud, and I enjoy being involved [in school activities],” said Lucy Allen, 11.

The night kicked off with the freshman playing the sophomores. Questions for the game were based off of a survey that was previously taken by the student body.  It only took a few rounds to realize that the questions may have been harder than the teams anticipated. They went multiple rounds with a record number of strikes. However, the freshman ended up coming out victorious over the sophomores, and earned a score of 165 in the Fast Money round.

The junior class went against the teachers in the final round of the game. Photo by Emily Brandyberry.

“My team beating the sophomores felt really good,” said Benny Miller, 9. “They had some very smart kids on their team and going in we thought we were going to lose but ended up winning.”

After game 1, it was time for the juniors and seniors to take the stage. The seniors jumped out to an early lead, yet it was the juniors that won after 10 rounds. Juniors Mazie Shaffer and Olivia Vukovic competed in Fast Money to determine which team would play the teachers in the final match. 

“The only group I wanted to beat were the seniors,” said Shaffer. “It felt good to beat the top dogs.”

In the end it was the juniors who faced the teachers in one last round to determine the ultimate champion. 

The teacher’s team, consisting of Mrs. Sarah Trausch, Mr. Jason Jurey, Mr. Matt Milano and Mr. Charles Berg, were the Family Feud winners. Photo by Emily Brandyberry.

English and speech teacher, Charles Berg, made the game even more interesting by telling a joke every time it was his turn to answer. The students were dominating the teachers until the last question of the game which the teachers stole with a 100 point number one answer to edge out the juniors.

Each teacher was awarded a gift card for being the final winner, and the juniors were given bluetooth speakers for being the top performing students.

“I feel pretty good [about winning],” said Berg. “I didn’t know a lot of those answers, it was hard.”

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