Students raise funds through 'Super Mario' Olympics
Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School recently held its spring fundraising Olympics, themed "Super Mario."
A tradition since 1961, the Olympics week includes festivities that are interspersed with classroom learning. While the various games and healthy competitions between classes promote spirit and class unity, it also is a chance for McGuinness to give back to the community, a news release stated.
Since this year's theme was Super Mario, each class was assigned a video game character. Seniors were Mario and Luigi, juniors were Warrio and Waluigi, sophomores were Yoshi and freshman were Toads (the little guys with toadstool heads.)
The events kicked off with the running of the Olympic flame and the lighting of the Olympic torch. Hallways were decorated, and students participated in themed dress-up days, a trivia bowl and a talent show, as well as arts, photography and cooking events, Penny Wars, Hoops for the Homeless, Powderpuff, Dodgeball, Scavenger Hunt and a Just Dance competition.
The Olympics event wrapped up on with Field Day, a daylong celebration for both students and faculty.
Bishop McGuinness students raised $1,718.00 that they will use to build two houses in Peru in the name of Melannie Saucedo. The money also will provide two families with a goat, a chicken and other items.