MENDOTA – The Mendota High School Chapter of the National Honor Society held its 8th Annual Charity Dodgeball Tournament on Nov. 5. Proceeds totaling $96.50 and 126.5 pounds of non-perishable food items were donated to the Mendota Area Christian Food Pantry.
Participating teams donated $20, or $2 per player, and one non-perishable food item per player. Spectators were asked to provide either one non-perishable food item or a cash donation.
Four teams of eight to 10 Mendota High School students participated in a double-elimination, round robin tournament, which was won by a group of sophomore, junior, and senior boys calling themselves the “The Black Cobras.” They went 4-0, dethroning the three-time champion “Choppers” team.
National Honor Society members worked on advertising the tournament throughout the school, signing up teams during lunch periods, and officiating, announcing, and clock-keeping during the tournament.
National Honor Society members include President Hannah Ambler, Vice-President Cole Stremlau, Co-Secretaries Rachel Brandner and Devin Wade, and members Victoria Arteaga, Anna Bokus, Aaron Brandner, Ashleigh Collins, Noah DeLong, Sean Dullard, Gavin Glazebrook, Jacquelyn Keeton, Zanae Mayfield, Haleigh Wendel, and Maren Wise.