GMC’s 2017-2018 Sweek started with the Kickoff Carnival Friday evening, where there were a plethora of fun games and activities including a cake walk and raffles. Students and family could paint pumpkins and race in an inflatable obstacle course, and the atmosphere was livened by many musical talents.
Following the carnival, Greer Middle College held its second movie night. As a clever way to raise more money, students voted for their movie of choice through a cash donation. Ultimately, Monsters University won, and students on the blanket-covered patio snacked on free popcorn while watching.
Saturday’s events started early with the Pancake Breakfast and Yard Sale at 7:30. A total of about $2,500 was raised through those two events alone.
Later that night, the Costume Ball was in full swing. Three were contests held: group costume, couple’s costume, and single’s costume.
The following day’s event was bowling at Wade Hampton Lanes.
On Monday, the Art and Talent Show uncovered a variety of talented students. Junior Justin Welling placed first, followed by Senior Chay Denne in second place and Senior Jesse Breazeale in third. The cross country team and swim team both made a special appearance in a battle to decide which team was the best. The McCaskills debuted as the “Singing M’s”, and their performance was accompanied by guitarist Chay Denne.
For Halloween on Tuesday, the GMC student government created escape rooms. Teams of four had to solve puzzles to escape the room before time ran out. The fastest escape time was 17:38, and the members of the team were Jessica Kuria, Taylor Belue, Ansley Salem, Ariel Weaver, and Luke Hall.
Wednesday was a double whammy with dodgeball and skate night. Big Baller Brand won the dodgeball tournament, and skate night was a huge success with a crowd of students turning up.
The school’s 5th annual Mr. GMC Pageant was Thursday, and many of GMC’s most eligible bachelors competed for the title. Senior Roman Meilinger was awarded the title of Mr. GMC. Senior Mac Vogel won people’s choice. Seth Corey won Mr. Senior. Gabriel Stoudemayer won Mr. Junior. Mr. Sophomore was Luke Hall, and Allen Kuria won Mr. Freshman.
GMC’s second Powderpuff Tournament was held Friday as a perfect finale for the exciting week. The class of 2018 secured their spot as reigning champs, winning for their second year in a row. After the games, Ms. Bailey announced the winners of the spirit stick, the freshman class, as well as the fundraising results.
The focus of this year’s Spirit Week was serving the community, and GMC’s students pulled through, boasting a total of 455 service hours completed and 2,209 items donated. On top of that, the student body raised about $35,450, which is the second highest amount raised in GMC’s spirit week history. Way to go, Blazers!