Spring Fling Pops into the Dale
By: Daquan Lily and Garrett Wall
Here you can see a group of seniors that participated in the spring fling from last year. Although they did not win, they had a great time. Photo by: Garrett Wall
Remember the days of elementary school, when you got to have field day with fun games? Well, every year the seniors of Knightdale High School get to have a field day as well. But these games differ from those days of yore There are a lot of teams all going for the same goal, to win every event and get the prize at the end of the day. The prize is still unknown; that piece of information has not yet been shared with the students. Although this is a time for fun and games, many of the students will take this very seriously because they are both competitive and feel they are “deserving” of the prize at the end of the games. So don’t for one second think that this spring fling is going to be full of the nice, friendly games of elementary days. These games are made so students can get down and dirty.
Just to find out exactly how intense the games could be and how some of the students would react to the idea of spring fling, we took to the halls to interview some students and teachers. One senior that we got hold of easily was none other than athlete Jake Massing. When we first asked if he had a team he responded with a definite yes, there’s no way he’d miss out on a great and fun opportunity like this. To get a better feel for the people that would be playing in the games we found out all of the people in his group, which will include members from the school baseball team and football team. They’ve got a seemingly well rounded team, for how they feel that they will do in the competition. A few of the team’s members said they had no doubt they could walk away from the games with nothing but wins. When asked what he thought some of the games would be, and what he thought the winning prize would be, he commented, “tug-of-war, a 3 legged race, maybe some pong, and then other fun things to keep the mood fun you know? I personally think the prize is extra graduation tickets, but hey you never know when it comes to Knightdale High School”
Even our staff is excited for this upcoming spring fling! According to Ms.Jackie Arnold, SGA adviser, this is going to be the fifth year for the team competitions. The past two years have been very successful as far as it being very interesting and a lot more teams competing! She won’t release what events will be held but she did promise “a very exciting time!” She also stated that the winners of this event will win an extra ticket for graduation. Second and third place winners will win whatever is donated from our boosters/sponsors. We are looking forward to this event, and we hope everyone enjoys and has a great time!