MHS Charity Dodgeball Tournament benefits Mendota Area Christian Food Pantry

The Black Cobras were the champions of the National Honor Society’s Charity Dodgeball Tournament held Nov. 5 at Mendota High School. The monetary and food items collected were donated to the Mendota Area Christian Food Pantry. Front row, left to right, are Jayger Thorne, Quinci Bailey, Gustavo Salinas and Abram Guerra; back row, Gabe Guzman, Jose Sandoval, Gavin Glazebrook, Jose Bustos, Josh Sanchez and Andres Castaneda. (Photo contributed)

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.

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