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Rock, Paper, Scissors, Grease!

Claire Krause
Ninth-grade students, Charlie Henry and Braeden Macchia, practicing rock-paper-scissors to prepare for the event.

Throughout the school year, Silver Creek High School puts on many events to encourage leadership and fun with the students and staff. Another big event is coming up very soon on Thursday, April 18, with the 9th grade Silver Creek Leadership Academy.

For the past three years, Silver Creek’s 9th grade SCLA has put on the school-wide Rock Paper Scissors event. This year’s group of 9th-grade SCLA students is led by social studies teacher Justelle Grandsaert and Carrie Adams, the director of the Silver Creek Leadership Academy.

The rules for this event are simple, students and staff get one beaded necklace at the beginning of the day. Then throughout the day, play rock paper scissors with other students and staff members. For each match of rock paper scissors, the one who wins two out of three rounds wins the other contestant’s beads. At the end of the day, the people with the most beads will go down to the cafeteria and play in the finals for a prize. This year is slightly different with a theme to coincide with the spring musical, “Grease”.

“It supports the musical because it’s going to be 50’s themed,” says SCLA 9 member Liv Baker. “It’s a really big announcement for the musical itself. And just getting people to get more interested to come and see the actual show that we’re doing.”

The spring musical is an important tradition at Silver Creek, and the Rock Paper Scissors championship takes place on the musical’s opening night. To get students excited for the musical, 9th grade SCLA has added some additional rules to keep students in the game for longer.

“A group will be doing Grease trivia. If you have lost your necklace, and you answer questions correctly, then you can get a necklace back to then continue playing,” said Sarah Longnecker, 9th grade SCLA member. “If you’re already dressed up in a 50’s style, you get a free necklace as well.”

The championships are not just important for promoting the musical, but it is also significant in building the Silver Creek community and having fun.

“I think it’s important because it gives you a break from the average school day,” states SCLA ninth grader Braeden Macchia. “It adds some extra things that you can do during the day, and it makes everyone want to come to school.”

This school event is a nice break for the students as well as staff members. It allows for everyone to come together and have a fun game of rock paper scissors.

“It’s something different. It builds school spirit and community,” says Grandsaert. “You can lose track of school days, but there are special days that stay in your memory. I’ll never forget my entire class cheering [my student] on when it was live-streamed.”

Community is important to our school and events like the Rock Paper Scissors championships are a significant part of building that community. With the upcoming musical and Rock Paper Scissors event, the Silver Creek community can expect fun and excitement this week!

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Claire Krause
Claire Krause, Staff Writer

Claire is in 12th grade and it is her first time participating in journalism. She joined journalism to expand her writing genres and to try something new. Claire’s passions are travel, SCUBA diving, and hiking with her dog. She is looking forward to graduation this semester and traveling to Thailand. After traveling this summer she looks forward to starting her degree in Australia to study marine biology.


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    StachApr 22, 2024 at 2:33 pm

    Sad I wasn’t there:(