“Apples to Apples” tournament turnout better than expected

Sweet treats line the bookshelves, and bright red boxes are distributed at all the tables. This was the scene at the National English Honor Society’s “Apples to Apples” tournament, which was held on Mar. 20 in the media center. Sponsor Carrie Glass planned the event as a fundraiser for the club.

“The turnout was not bad for our first year,” she said. “We had room for about 50 people, and we ended up with about 20, so I would say that for our first time it was a success.”

President senior Molly Minta said she thought the event went well.

“I was really happy with the turnout, because I thought no one was going to come and we had a decent amount of people. It looked like everyone had a good time,” she said.

Junior Georgia Reis attended the event.

“It was loads of fun,” she said. “We basically played one huge game of ‘Apples to Apples’ and then eventually narrowed the winners and awarded prizes.”

Prizes were donated by local businesses and faculty.

“The winner received a $25 gift card to Fandango, and the runners-up received $15 gift cards to Cold Stone Creamery,” she said. “We had various door prizes, which were coupons for activities offered by the administrators.”

Glass intends to continue the event in the future and draw in more people.

“I hope to do it again next year. We’re definitely going to start planning earlier, and make it more of a big event rather than a small, intimate one.”

By Bonnie Rice