Faculty, students prepare to dodge balls

In physical education classes, students commonly play dodgeball against each other, but what if you were able to play dodgeball against your teachers?

On Tuesday, students and faculty members will be given the opportunity to target each other at the faculty/student dodgeball game. The game will be held in the gym and students will have the option of going to their home rooms or paying $3 to watch the contest in the gym. Tickets will be sold in advance during both lunches on Nov. 21, 22, 25 and 26. Each grade level will have a team of ten kids.

The game is a fund-raiser, sponsored by the National Honor Society, and proceeds will be used to fund a scholarship for seniors named for former Assistant Principal Jim Melia, who passed away in August.

“It’s a wonderful fund-raiser in Mr. Melia’s name and we would love to honor him,” NHS sponsor Melissa Henderson said. “It’s [also] a fun way to end school before Thanksgiving break.”

West Shore faculty including Principal Rick Fleming, testing coordinator Mike Drake and Assistant Principal Robert Farrell already have  signed up to play. According to Henderson, the game just may be worth the $3.

“[The event] has always been hugely successful [in past years],” she said.

By Ana Rosal and Taylor Kelley