Wawasee High School will hold their first Pow Wow student activities night 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, March 15, at the school.
The Pow Wow, a carnival type event just for Wawasee High School students, will be filled with games and activities designed to interest many types of students. The event is being organized by student members of the Warrior Leadership Committee in an effort to raise funds for a needy purpose and to raise student spirit.
The Pow Wow will be held in various locations of the high school and the agriculture building. There will be contests and tournaments for students including dodgeball, 3/3 basketball, euchre, chess, karaoke, pit crew races, and duck calling. Other activities include board games, Dance-Dance Revolution, dunk tank, photo booth, hacky sack, ping pong and tug-o-war.
According to Steve Wiktorowki, co-sponsor of the committee, “We felt a need to try and help unite everyone and raise spirits in a positive way after a year that has seen trying times for our student body. We wanted to do something a little different and so we decided to take the idea of school carnivals that are popular on the elementary and middle school levels and adapt it to a high school setting. We have tried to offer something during the night that will appeal to almost every student and we hope to make this an annual event. Our students are excited. This service to our students fits well our mission for the Wawasee Leadership Committee which is to honor and serve those in need within our schools and community.”
WHS faculty and staff, as well as Yearbook and Student Council, are creating and supervising the carnival events. School officials state that they are thrilled to have so many come together with the student body and donate their time to create this first ever event.
Pre-sale tickets will be sold at lunch during the week for $3, and admission at the door will be $5. Concessions will be sold in the cafeteria and will include carnival type food.
Any local person or business who would like to donate prizes or money should contact Steve Wiktorowski in the high school athletic office, or WHS Assistant Principal Mike Schmidt in the main office, at 574-457-3147.