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Family Feud replaces BLAST week talent show

Photo by Kaylee Lowe
Student Council leads a new BLAST week event called Family Feud in the auditorium on Feb. 14. Inviting five students and five staff to be a part of this event. World history teacher Wayne Perkins and senior Zira Dezell are the next pair to play at this event.

This year, the annual school talent show has changed to a fun game show called Family Feud. This event was arranged by the Student Council in regards to last year’s talent show. Every year during the week of Valentine’s Day, there is an event called “BLAST week” (Being Loving And Sharing Together). Family Feud has always been an option for BLAST week, but the talent show has always been a popular event for students and an event that students love attending.

“Family Feud was an event we had talked about my freshman year it was that seniors on student council have brought up doing Family Feud. That is something I’ve been passionate about for a long time. Since it is my senior year, I really wanted to do it. I think BLAST week is the perfect opportunity because we could not continue with the talent show,” senior  Sam Young, Student Council Co-President said.

With having to take away the talent show this year, the Student Council had to come up with new ideas of games they can do to keep students excited for this event. They talked about several things they can do instead, but always made it back to the idea of having a student versus teacher game of Family Feud. Student Council was so passionate about this event that Young made a slideshow to go along with the game.

“Every year we try and come up with some different ideas because otherwise BLAST week gets stale and boring because students have already seen most events. We are trying to get creative and find some things that would be interactive for the students. We have the student versus teacher basketball game coming up next week but we needed more. Family Feud just kept coming back into discussion and we started rolling with it. And then we were thinking of a host besides Mr. Maxwell. I know Sam put together that slideshow that looks legit. So this event should be fun for everyone,” Dusty Dennis Student Council leader said.

Student Council is hoping that this event will continue to carry on and become an annual event for BLAST week. This year tho was more of a test run to see how this game would work when the time comes. Family Feud also took a long time to finally become an event used during BLAST week.

It could be a success, it could be a failure, but I think if it does go well and people enjoy it, then most definitely it will be continued.”

— Sam Young

“It could be a success, it could be a failure, but I think if it does go well and people enjoy it, then most definitely it will be continued,” Young said.

With events such as Family Feud, there is always a worry about technology becoming an issue, especially for this event because the questions came from a slideshow, but technology problems did not stop the fun. Everyone enjoyed this event and it was entertaining to the audience. 

The staff also were very involved in this event and excited to watch this new game. In Family Feud, the Student Council had to ask around to find a host. They decided to ask history teacher Mr. Hannigan to be their host because they felt that “he would bring the fun and entertainment to this event.”

Junior Ann McGlynn said it was not very hard for them to find teachers and students to participate in the game “because people were pretty eager to do it.”

School events such as this one, are very popular and lots of people want to participate. When choosing who was going to play, Student Council made a volunteer Google form for students to fill out if they would like to play.  

“We as a Student Council know that this event is for the other students and not us. So the pods from Student Council send out a Google Form and we picked five students and five teachers,” Dennis said.

This event was successful and entertaining to the students and staff. Student Council hopes to continue this event in the future coming years during BLAST week.

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