DECA Dodgeball: Clubs compete in the annual competition DECA Dodgeball: Clubs compete in the annual competition
BY KAYLA GATES CCHS clubs congregated in the gym to compete in an annual head-to-head dodgeball competition. The event took place on Wednesday, December... DECA Dodgeball: Clubs compete in the annual competition

BY KAYLA GATES

CCHS clubs congregated in the gym to compete in an annual head-to-head dodgeball competition. The event took place on Wednesday, December 1 directly after school. After multiple rounds of competition, the winners were ultimately decided.

The yearly event is hosted by DECA as a fundraising effort. Students pay five dollars to compete on a team of seven. Various clubs came together to form teams for the event. Students could also pay three dollars to watch the competition and cheer on their peers.

The event was hosted by DECA teachers Regina Ferreira and Vicky Gambino. English teacher Brianna Bullard served as a referee for the games. The event also had a large administrative audience, with Principal Perkovic and other assistant principals in the stands.

The event kicked off with the club competition. DECA, Interact club, Multicultural Club, National Honor Society (NHS) and Current Events Club competed in this bracket.

“The DECA dodgeball game was a really cool way for clubs to come together,” junior Matthew Feirstein said. “I was able to represent NHS while having a good time with my fellow members.”

In the first round, DECA played NHS and Interact played Multicultural Club. After two swift games, NHS and Multicultural Club were eliminated, allowing DECA and Interact to move on.

Current Events Club, which was given a by in the first round, then played DECA. Despite having eliminated more players, DECA was disqualified for having an extra team member. This allowed Current Events Club to continue to the next round.

In the championship match, Interact played the Current Events Club. The court was modified to allow for a bigger playing field. The match was close, coming down to a final player on each team. However, Interact was ultimately eliminated, declaring Current Events Club champions.

“DECA dodgeball was a great time,” senior Marek Covard said. “Current Events Club was definitely the underdog, but we pulled out a win in the end.”

After the clubs competed, another set of rounds was played. This bracket included students who formed teams with their peers. The bracket had 14 teams, each with its own creative name. After multiple rounds, a team titled “Forgot to Warm Up” was declared the champion.

In the end, all participants were offered a good time by playing dodgeball against their peers. CCHS clubs and students came together to show their teamwork and Cowboy pride while raising money for the DECA program at the annual event.

“It was a way to bring all factions of the school together,” DECA officer and junior Jake Adams said. “Dodgeball represented what entrepreneurship is all about: doing what you’re passionate about that everyone can get behind.”

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