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A ‘hike’ in numbers

Powderpuff reaches new heights of popularity this year
Salem Ortega-Morales
Juniors Sophie Nool and Sydney Hartman celebrate after Hartman scores a touchdown during the Powderpuff game at Cardinal Stadium on Sept. 28. The juniors ended this game with a win against the freshmen.

This year, Powderpuff has taken a big step, and is massive this year. More and more girls sign up every year, and this year is a whole new level.

Senior Class President Manprit Kaur has helped set up Powderpuff and created some new changes that may have helped the numbers rise.

“I know when we set up a booth in the cafeteria it really allowed our creativity to spark that connection with the students,” Kaur said.

This year around 30 seniors, 10 juniors, 20 sophomores and 15 freshmen signed up for the event.

This is huge for the program because last year, there weren’t even enough seniors that had signed up to create a senior team.

“The fact that we have 30 girls this year is pretty incredible,” Kaur said.

Kaur says that this improvement in numbers could’ve been through the student council really promoting the sign-up and trying to get people involved.

Social studies teacher David Luers talks to his team of seniors in a huddle during the game. The seniors ended up losing against the freshmen. (Salem Ortega-Morales)

Kaur also says one of the student council’s main goals was to get more people to come to the game in general, and one way they attempted to meet this goal was with the First Annual Homecoming Family Fun Night. 

On game day, the field was split in half, with one side having Powderpuff and the other side having the new event. 

Different SHS clubs  set up booths alongside the food and games, where students and their families could explore or just have fun. 

Sophomore Faith Johnson is new to Powderpuff and played in the games this year.

Johnson says one of the biggest reasons she signed up was because her friends were doing it and they convinced her that it would be fun.

“I think we’ll probably win or we’ll get to one of the end (games) because we have a really big team,” Johnson said.

Kaur hopes that next year’s numbers just keep getting bigger, but if it stays relatively the same, that would be great as well.

“I just hope we could get everyone involved and to have fun … I’m just really excited,” Kaur said.

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What's up? My name is Aiden Quinlin and I’m a sports reporter this year. I’m a sophomore and this is my first year on The Journal. I’m on the football team currently, and I’m hoping to be on the baseball team this year as well. I play travel baseball, so my summer is pretty packed. Baseball is my true passion, however, and I could talk with anyone all day about it. As you could imagine, I love working out and lifting weights. I also love to travel and go on trips with friends and family. I’m in a family of four with my mom, dad and sister. One of my biggest problems right now is probably watching too much YouTube. Additionally, I love to play video games even though I’m pretty trash at any game I play. Anyway, this is my first year on The Journal, so go read my stuff!

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