Eagles, Patriots, Spartans and Tigers Mix It Up

April 3, 2012

By Maddi Hutson

Hall Monitor Maddi Hutson Skyline High School

Students and staff members from Liberty, Issaquah, Tiger Mountain Community and Skyline high schools met March 27 at Issaquah High for a social event to highlight students from the four high schools’ learning resource classes, and let them meet new people and have a good time together.

The evening was organized by Associated Student Body seniors Jay Bowlby, Mason Gregory and Susie Tinker, and junior Olivia Fuller, all from Skyline.

Skyline’s leadership class created special VIP invitations to encourage LRC attendance. As students walked through the doors to Issaquah’s commons, they were greeted by friendly ASB members and given their first raffle ticket of the night. Colorful streamers and hanging stars gave the room a festive vibe.

Refreshments included free pizza, popcorn and water. For students who really wanted to quench their thirst — if they successfully landed a ring over a 2-liter bottle of soda in a ring toss — they were able to keep the soda.

All participants won raffle tickets for prizes by playing games like ring toss, as well as bean bag toss, a fishing booth, and limo racing, where people zoomed around a course in cardboard “limos.” There was even a cake walk with a plethora of delicious desserts.

For those who had energy to burn, there were Kinect games and ping-pong tables set up and, of course, a dance floor. A lot of people were bustin’ a move when “Cha Cha Slide” and “Cupid Shuffle” played.

“There was such a positive energy in the air, and it was a great bonding experience. I was laughing the whole time,” Sara Stanfield, Skyline junior, said. “Taking funny pictures topped off the entire event and everyone came out of their shell.”

Students that attended had a blast playing games, taking photos in the photo booth and creating masterpieces at the arts and crafts table. Mix It Up 2012 was quite a success.

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