Students raise funds to aid Japan
Paige, Staff Reporter
March 30, 2011
Filed under Student Life
The final bell rings. Arming yourself with a red marker, you spot your prey down the hallway. Sauntering slowly down the hall against the lockers, as not to be seen, you attempt to tag them with the marker. They escape your attack running down the stairs, so you will have to try again tomorrow.
Following the catastrophic tsunami in Japan three weeks ago, many clubs are putting together fundraisers to help raise money for the cause. The SCA has encouraged Washington- Lee clubs to sponsor a bake sale and donate the proceeds to Japanese relief funds. Washington-Lee’s Dumbledore’s Army hosted a bake sale earlier this week to donate their earnings.
Senior My-Anh Nguyen organized an event to help continue to raise awareness about the struggles Japan is facing. Nguyen organized a school wide “Ninja Assassin” game via Facebook. You had to pay $5 to enter, and in turn Nguyen would assign you a target whom you would try to “eliminate” in order to proceed in the game.
“It sounds like a fun way to raise money and awareness for Japan, and I’m excited to get to know new people,” said junior Nina Troy. Once you have tagged your person out with a red marker, you receive a text from Nguyen with your next assignment and the game continues on until there is one person left.
Strategies are already being formed. Troy said, “I’m going to walk slowly up to my person and not run down the hallway like a crazy person because that would be too easy for them to figure out I have to get them out.”
There is a possibility for multiple games to be held, such as an all-star round. Right now there are 90 people signed up and hopefully more will join in the future.