Students “assist” the Foundation for Excellence at annual Volleyball Marathon

By Emily Money

Over 350 students here at Central dug right in to raise around $20,000 for the Foundation of Excellence at the Volleyball Marathon (VBM) held March 7-8.

Checking in at 7:30 pm, students immediately went to the All-School Talent Show. Twenty-eight acts were performed and judged by Acting teacher Beth Rexroat, Science teacher Judy Davis, and retired English teacher James Walsh. The overall winner was singer and break-dancer Elijah LeBlanc, runner-up was dancer Seth Weinstein, and third place was original song writer Allie Michelini.

“There [were] numerous activities, the most we’ve ever had! There was the volleyball tournament, the pool was open with a huge screen movie playing, Zumba, laser tag, carnival games, henna tattoos, inflatables such as obstacle courses and sumo suits! The entertainment [was] a hypnotist who hypnotized students in the crowd!” said Student Council Vice President Heather Martin.

“The favorite activities were probably the hypnotist and the swimming pool,” said Student Council Public Relations Officer Steve Pino. “Every student that I talked to had a great time!”

Students remained at the school until 5:30 am. During that time, hundreds of games of volleyball were played.

In the semi-finals, the Volley Gods lost a close game to the Lone Survivors.  The Legion of Boom defeated  the Swat Team. This set the stage for the championship game, which was a showdown between the Lone Survivors and the Legion of Boom. After a close game, the Lone Survivors emerged victorious.

“We went out there and executed to the best of our ability and no one could stop us!” said Clay Turner of the Lone Survivors.

Martin was thrilled by the success of the event. “I am truly grateful for such an involved and participating school such as ours!” said Martin.

PHOTO COURTESY OF AND COPYRIGHTED BY D&L PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO COURTESY OF AND COPYRIGHTED BY D&L PHOTOGRAPHY

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