If you think you still have a 2005 Fun Day EG Rec Soccer t-shirt, you might want to unearth it. There are hoards of EG teens hungry for that particular relic. Or perhaps you own a Corvette convertible. They’re looking for that too. Or you know a police officer willing to recite the Miranda Rights on video … with an EGHS student. Or maybe, just maybe, you know the answer to this riddle: “Keys open my door, but mine only make a sound.”
All three of these are part of the intricate 2013 Student Council Spirit Week Scavenger Hunt, a new addition to the spirit-enhancing traditions of East Greenwich High School.
The list has four parts – items (like said Fun Day t-shirt), team photos (get your photo near, or for more points, IN the Corvette), team videos (for instance a student must recite the Miranda Rights alongside a police officer), and riddles (key that!) – and everything has points attached. The team with the most points … wins.
While many things on the list are generic (a glass bottle of Coke, for instance, a video of a team member picking up trash), other things are very EG-specific (photo of the whole team on front steps of Town Hall; a cup from Felicia’s bearing Felicia’s signature).
Some of the things are just plain wacky and/or gross: photo of a team member fitting an entire Chipotle burrito in their mouth; photo of a team member with a person who has a mullet.
And some are kind of sweet: a photo of a team member with [science teacher and all around cool guy] Mr. Wren on his scooter; said Fun Day t-shirt.
Finally, some seem to be impossible/hysterical: a photo of the whole team on Main Street wearing ALL DENIM (if some team gets this PLEASE post it on EG Patch); movie ticket stub to “The Avengers.”
At CVS Wednesday afternoon, four girls were dashing about looking for a candy bar from Europe (see picture). Meanwhile, at the Rock, groups of students could be seen posing for a photo. And at Felicia’s, Felicia herself was afraid to leave her coffee shop without first prepping a few cups in case students came by in her absence.
“I’ve signed a couple dozen so far,” she said Wednesday around 4 p.m. “It’s more fun when I’m here. Or they call to see if I’m here. And I had a parent call. I said, ‘Oh no no no no. They’ve got to come down here and get it themselves.’”
Nick Rath, the teacher moderator for Student Council, marveled at the enthusiasm the scavenger hunt has generated.
“I have to say, I don't recall seeing the kids so obsessed with something… It must the 'Instagram' social networking part of it all.”
You can find photos on Instagram by searching #EGHSscavengerhunt.
The winning team from each grade, as well as from one multi-grade team will be announced at the Pep Rally. The prize for each team is a EGHS spirit item (Tshirt) for each member of the team, trophies, candy and bragging rights in front of the school. The winner from each grade will then compete, based on the number of activities completed, against the top winner from three other grades for the grand prize – a $100 restaurant gift card.
All we can say is Go Avengers!