Hawktober is full of "fun" events. Some really are fun though. I always looked forward to Community Involvement Day, where you go with classmates to do community service. Freshman year we went and worked in a government funded preschool program, sophomore year we went and baked cookies with the elderly in a nursing home, junior year we went to a daycare for underprivileged kids, and senior year we took handicapped children to the zoo. Getting kids involved in community service and making it fun is hard to do, and my high school was able to accomplish it.
Their other ideas of "fun" in Hawktober include:
- "Music in the Halls" (aka. they play music instead of the bell between classes).
- Hawk Walk (aka. forcing you to walk 4 miles for no apparent reason).
- Giving you a t-shirt that says Hawktober (insert year here) and making you wear it with your uniform bottoms (ie. skirt or pants).
- PowderPuff football (aka. junior and senior girls trying to kill each other during a game of flag football).
- AngelFlight (aka. an auction where parents spend ridiculous amounts of money on junk).
- Homecoming (aka. let's see how far we can take these sexual dance moves before we get in trouble for not leaving "enough space for the Holy Spirit" between us).
- Alumni Basketball Tournament (aka. OMG I miss being awesome at high school sports so lets all pretend we're still in high school while we run around all sweaty with our beer bellies)
- Mr. Skyhawk, which is a pageant for guys. Which things like this happen. It's actually hilarious.
- GrandHawks Day. You bring your grandparents to school and force them to sit through mass. More like they force YOU to sit through mass, because let's face it, grandparents love going to church.
And that's about all my brain can handle about high school. But shout-out to the Skutt Catholic Alumni Association for sending me this gem in my email yesterday morning. Way to freak me the eff out right away in the morning.