Congratulations to the Class of 2023 for winning this years event. The Seniors came in second, the Freshmen third and the Juniors in last place. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the annual scavenger hunt involving students and their family as well as the faculty and staff was moved from the gymnasium outdoors to the athletic field. An area was marked off with four small square tables located in the center where each class would bring items from their side of the square to the center.
The game is played like this. The Student Association sponsor, “Chappy” Jamieson calls out for an item–Walmart gift card. Students, families and faculty all look through the stuff they have brought from home and try to find the item asked for. When it is found or something like it a runner takes it to the center of the field and places it on their class table. One point is earned for being the first runner to place an item on any table. One point is given if it is a gift card but not a Walmart gift card. A third point is awarded it the gift card is indeed the exact item being asked for. So each item asked for can earn a class three points. Judges for this event were “Chappy” Jamieson along with Principal Kris Fuentes and her husband Dave Fuentes. Former math teacher Mr. Wayne Mosher kept a running tally of the points earned by each class and after each round share with the participants how many points they had earned in a round.
This event provided the Madison Academy family a chance to get to know each other a little better and to compete as a class. Parents were part of the action as well by hula hooping, throwing a Frisbee into a laundry basket, putting on medical ppe, eating a long string of candy, and drinking water from a bottle as part of a relay. The first student task was to break up the ice on a t-shirt and put it on and then run to the center of the field.
From 8:30 to 10:15 classes worked to find and bring the called items to the center of the field. This was the 36th annual time this event took place. We look forward to next year.