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Sophomores survive deadline

The sophomore class plans to use their knowledge of one year in efforts to dethrone the senior class in the float competition at homecoming, Oct. 19.

This year each class will be limited to one trailer to display their current TV show.

?It is too much work with two trailers,? Tosland said. ?This year we are limiting each class to one trailer to reduce the amount of time and energy.?

The reality show, Survivor: China, became the influence for the second year float.

“Our class had a hard time trying to come up with Survivor theme for the sophomore float,” Heather Lichti said. “Then it took two or three meetings to decide how to display it on only one trailer.”

With homecoming night only a few days away, students scramble to finish their float before the deadline. According to a recent Feather poll, the main challenges of building a float are participation, lack of time and cooperation among students.

Although lack of participation came in first with 34% with 132 total votes, the sophomore class disagrees.

“Two of the main difficulties this year are time and money,” Alyssa Powell said. “Although there are still many things that we need to build before Friday, we still take many breaks and enjoy each other company. When I am at home, then I think about the deadline.”

This year the float building was housed at Kyle Maddox’s house.

“The trailers are awkward to move around and store during the rain,” Maddox said. “We have plenty tools and room here to work on our float.”

At each float meeting an average of 10-15 students volunteered their weekend in order to build the class float.

“It’s hard to get people to participate and be excited to work on the float,” Tatiana Fontes said. “We have to cooperate and put our ideas together with the people that come to the float meetings.”

Although the need for help has arisen, many students choose to spend their weekends participating in other activities.

“I went to homecoming last year and I like going to the football games,” Frank DeFrancesco said. “However, I am usually busy on Saturdays going to my cousin’s elementary football games at Dos Palos.”

A majority of the students came to spend time with friends while working towards a common goal.

“I like coming to the float meeting because I have fun hanging out with friends,” Aaron Kroeker said. “It’s cool to see the finished product and know that you took time to help build it.”

Clark Intermediate in Clovis will host the games; the JV football game will start at 5:30, and varsity at 7:30 P.M. Ticket entry costs $6 for adults and $4 for children and seniors. Students with ID cards gain free admission.

For progress on other classes’ visit Brittany Shaffer’s Oct. 16, article, Juniors recreate That 70’s Show, Austin Ward’s Oct. 12, article, Freshmen flash badges or Jennifer Sherfield’s Oct. 17, article, Seniors seek second consecutive win.

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    MaddieDec 16, 2009 at 6:47 am

    Calvin Crest was so much fun last year when I went with my eighth grade class. It really helped me to connect with people and get to know them.

    Not only was it fun, it was also a very good exercise (walking about 5 miles a day), and it helped me grow in my relationship with the Lord through cabin discussions and the worship.

    I’m so glad that the eighth graders were able to have this awesome experience!