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Monday, March 27, 2017

Carnage on Court fundraiser slated

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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Carnage on the Courts pits the high school wrestling team against their basketball counterparts in the spirit of friendly competition.
Class competitions and friendly rivalries will take center stage next week as Mountain Home High School presents its annual "Carnage on the Courts."

Scheduled to start at 7 p.m. March 22 in Lloyd Schiller Gymnasium at the high school, the "battles" will help secure bragging rights for the wizards of the hardwood or the masters of the mat.

Proceeds from the event's sales will benefit the high school's senior celebration committee. Continuing a tradition hosted by the parents of each graduating class since 1984, the event offers what organizers call an alcohol-free, drug-free, safe, sane and fun all-night chaperoned party the night of graduation.

The senior celebration is scheduled for the evening of May 26 shortly after this year's commencement ceremony. It will be a fun-filled night with games, casino, gifts food and lots of memories, according to senior celebration representative Shannon Reed.

Carnage on the Courts is one in a series of fundraising events hosted by the all-volunteer committee. Parents of Mountain Home High School's graduating class continue to organize other fundraisers to cover the costs associated with the senior celebration event.

Typically, the parents of each graduating class need to raise about $20,000 to offset the costs associated with the scheduled activities.

Fundraising efforts continue April 12 as the committee holds a student talent show at 6 p.m. in Lloyd Schiller Gymnasium. The contest features a $100 top prize with additional cash prizes for the second and third place acts.

The spirit of friendly competition resumes April 21 during a dodgeball tournament at the high school. Team signups will continue through April 14 with teams limited to having six players on the court at the same time.

Meanwhile, the senior celebration group continues to hold a scrap metal drive. People may drop off materials at United Metal on Airbase Road and indicate that the donations are for the senior celebration.

The senior celebration committee meets the second and fourth Thursday of the month in the high school library. For more information, contact Reed at 891-5751.