Carlmont hosts the Hunger Games


Brooke Chang

Members of the Assembly Commission of ASB created a presentation about the Hunger Games to show to competitors.

Brooke Chang, Scot Scoop Editor-in-Chief

The Homecoming Assembly on Oct. 22 will showcase the first ever Hunger Games at Carlmont.

There are a few key differences between Carlmont’s Hunger Games and “The Hunger Games” in Suzanne Collins’ novel. Instead of fighting to the death, students competing in the Hunger Games here at Carlmont will show their spirit by participating in a series of competitive games similar to those played in the Carlmont Cup.

Hunger Games competitor sophomore Makenzie Smith said, “I thought it would be fun and a good way to get involved in our school spirit.”

In the Hunger Games, four boys and four girls from each grade will be competing for one of the eight winning spots. By the end of the Hunger Games, each grade will have one boy and one girl to represent them as their champions.

The Hunger Games will be held from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Oct. 21.

ASB members will be videotaping the Hunger Games and the final video will be shown at the Homecoming Assembly the following day.

Many hope that the Hunger Games will both increase school spirit and create a more unified student body as students will cheer on their peers to win the championships.

ASB member senior Annie Klups shared her hopes for the Hunger Games and said, “The Hunger Games activity will boost the spirit in the assembly and increase the camaraderie of the school as a whole. I hope for it to be a shared experience between all students and for it to make homecoming even better.”

ASB also planned for a spirit day to take place the day of the assembly.

In order to show support for their competitors, each grade level has a different color to wear: freshmen, white; sophomores, orange; juniors, green; and seniors, black. Even staff members can show their school spirit by wearing yellow.

As a member of ASB, junior Tori Miranda helped to plan the Hunger Games and shared her hopes for the big reveal of the first Hunger Games by saying, “I hope that it increases school spirit in a fun manner. The spirit day will help with that. The fact that ‘The Hunger Games’ is such a well known trilogy will also increase anticipation because of its popularity.”

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