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The student newspaper and broadcast of Cedar Park High School

The Wolfpack

The student newspaper and broadcast of Cedar Park High School

The Wolfpack

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Dodgeball Tournament to Raise Funds
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Jane Yermakov
The last one standing on his team, senior Sammy Attaguile catches a ball and gets a teammate back in, causing a commotion in the stands. Also on the team, sophomore Raymund Lin said that they all knew each other well, but Attaguile’s skill surprised everyone. “I was in class one day and one of my robotics teammates came in and asked the teacher if he could snatch me,” Lin said. “He led me to the robotics room and told me to sign a form to play in the tournament. I was basically volun-told to play, but I didn’t mind. I did miss a couple of DENs where I had to do something for one of my classes though. There are some regrets but also some fun memories from the experience.”

In the echoing small gym, cheers and laughter bounce off the walls as students grow more invested in the game unraveling before them. With every thud of a dodgeball hitting the shiny floors, one team gets closer to winning.

The principal’s advisory committee and student counsel worked together to set up a dodgeball tournament that student teams could compete in after paying a fee. These teams competed during DEN in the small gym every day from Feb. 21 to March 1. The funds raised from the tournament will go toward a schoolwide field day once AP testing ends. According to sophomore representative Chris Nicholson, depending on how many funds they have, bouncy houses and vendors are in the plans for the event.

“We tried to talk to all of our friends to get the word out,” Nicholson said. “The announcements really were our main goal in doing that though. We weren’t really sure about how to do this because no one had done this before, so we kind of got in over our heads. We were trying to get it done so fast, but it was mostly word of mouth and trying to encourage our friends.”

The idea for the dodgeball tournament came right before Christmas break, leaving little time to prepare when break ended. When school started again, there were only a few weeks to consider everyone’s roles, how to spread the word, uncertainty about level of participation and other logistics.

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“I enjoyed being able to orchestrate this tournament for the students because I know a lot of them had fun with it,” senior student leader of the principal’s Student Advisory Committee, Jadyn Morgan said. “It was just really fun watching the people play. They got a lot more into it than I thought they would. I thought people were just going to play it just like a silly game, but people were actually taking it really seriously. That was entertaining, just watching everyone actually play and have fun.”

At the beginning of the year, the advisory committee sent out a form asking what students wanted to improve about the school. Morgan said most students said that they wanted more fun, schoolwide events, which led to the ideas for the dodgeball tournament and field day.

“The last time I did a field day was in middle school and it was probably the best day of that school year,” sophomore player Raymund Lin said. “Having a field day at the high school would be weird but also nostalgic and it would be fun to go back to my childhood. I think myself and other students would enjoy a day to relax like that.”

Nicholson’s main job was in helping organize the advertising aspect. To spread the word, announcements were made in the morning, they were interviewed on the Wolfcast and hung up posters. 

“It was my first time ever being interviewed for broadcast or anything like that, so that was cool,” Nicholson said. “It was fun getting to come up with posters and hang them around and watch as more people got excited for it, so I thought that was really fun.”

The tournament had eight teams total; each team had six players with one captain who relayed information to the rest of the team. All players had to pay $3 and sign a form agreeing to the rules of the game.

“I had to email everyone and let them know what time their dodgeball game was,” Morgan said. “The communication aspect was a lot to handle. It was a little stressful but I knew we would get it done. I wasn’t too concerned because the committee has around 16 of us, so I had 15 other people helping me along with Mr. Sloan and Mr. Pierce, which made it very manageable.”

Nicholson said that watching the games was a lot of fun, specifically the match between the Under Dodges (staff), and the robotics team (Lin’s team).

“We managed to get quite a few people in the tournament on short notice even though a lot of people unfortunately didn’t find out until last minute,” Nicholson said. “We now know there are more people that wanted to join and we’re hoping to do this again next year, so that’s encouraging. It’s been really fun in general and there was a great turnout. A lot of people came to watch the games everyday which has been really encouraging. It’s nice to know that the school actually enjoyed this and that people wanted to participate.”

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Jane Yermakov, Reporter
Jane is a sophomore and a first year reporter. She’s always excited to meet new people, give them a voice and put their stories into writing. She loves listening to all different types of music and has been playing the piano for around two years. She loves to write about people and their unique stories. After graduation, she’s still not sure what she wants to do, but hopes to attend UT Austin. She’s obsessed with looking too deeply into movies, watching corny shows with her friends and she loves her dog.

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