Zelaya smashes competition at video game fund-raiser

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Carlos Zelaya (11) took home the $50 first prize in Tuesday’s smash bros tournament held after school in the auditorium as the Junior Class officers continues it journey in raising as much money as they can for Prom. Class officers expected around 2o participants but ended up with 32.

“The game is just fun to play competitively for me, at least just one on one,” Zelaya said. “Personally I think the tournament was fun and a good spend of my money.”

Participants paid $10 in advance and $15 if they registered late. Spectators paid $3 in advance and $5 at the door.

“I have a lot of friends who play smash [bros] even though I don’t own smash [bros] myself,” spectator Ethan Boyd (11) said. “I just came to show my support. They use to have [smash bros] years ago and everyone wanted it to come back so it was a definitely a good idea to make it a fund-raiser.”

The contest featured younger participants as well.

“I just wanted to see the competition,” participant Spencer W. (8) said. “It’s not a matter of winning or losing. Any video games a good spend of $10.”

By Auria Rembert

Editor’s note: Brevard Public Schools policy prohibits the inclusion of middle-schoolers’ last names on district-sponsored websites.