A pre-holiday stress reliever
“This is the only time you’ll see kids running in the hallways,” joked Principal Jeremy Frie. In an effort to allow kids to work off excessive energy and relieve the pre-holiday stress, they were treated to fun and games just before the holiday break began.
One of the events was a “Scavenger Hunt,” that had the kids searching for clues then bringing what they found to a central point in the school hallway, where trained seniors marked their sheets as the hunt continued.
“You can tell this is a college scavenger hunt,” said Mary Noyes, who discovered it being used in a college and brought to Minneota. While it was fun, it was also challenging.
Kids had to solve problems and find clues. One of the efforts to unwrap clues was in a jigsaw puzzle kids had to put together before they could continue.
Despite how tough it was, it went well, except for the exact moment when the State Fire Marshall walked in and made the kids move their table away from the door.
The Minneota High School Scavenger Hunt found kids rushing to the main desk, which was manned by seniors including Sydney Larson.
You had to prove you’d found a clue before it was accepted by the panel of seniors.
Shawn Buysse came running around the corner as others were also pleaing their case to the panel.
Trey Gronke came running, or should we say, hopping down the hall with a bell his group discovered.
Jacob Hennen, with plaid pajamas, also did the same.
On Friday, pajamas seemed to be the outfit of the day. In her cozy outfit was Autumn Dovre.
The dog pajamas belonged to Lauren Badgett.
Teachers Kelsey Anderson in her flannel red and black shirt and Kristy Opdahl with her reindeer antlers also were part of the fun.
Wearing her “Skol”, purple Santa hat and helping out with the organizing of the events was senior Morgan Kockelman.