Green and White Night is an annual event that has taken place at PTHS for nearly fifty years. This year’s event will be taking place on Friday, May 10th at 6:30 PM. Many components of Green and White Night have been changed this time around; a major change is that it is now free to participate! If you have not already signed up, it is not too late to do so. Some events are still open for participation, and Mrs. Mehl would be happy to sign you up for one if you take the time to go see her during one of your free periods. The very least one has to do is participate in the game of squamish. Mr. Boshnack describes it as “an event where the entire team goes on the floor, they take a volleyball net, and they put it down to the ground. The Green Team and the White Team face off with tons of beach balls being kicked around, and every time it hits the floor you lose a point.” The game is not only simple to participate in but incredibly enjoyable as well. The most that students can sign up for is two events, including relay races, grab the ball, human carry, tug of war, and much more! There is a small fee of $5 to watch if you are not participating, but why not participate and represent your team while having a good time with your friends if it’s free?
If free participation and the t-shirt that comes along with it was not persuasive enough, Mrs. Mehl and Mr. Boshnack, the event’s primary organizers, want to let you know why you should be coming out this year and what has changed.
Q: “What is going to be different this year?”
Mr. Boshnack: “There is one event that we took out, which was foul shot basketball. I know it is a popular event, but we did do that in the Winter Pep Rally and that is an event that only includes a few shooters, and doesn’t include teamwork. It was replaced by “Rock, Paper, Scissors Hula Hoop Battle”, which we did at the Winter Pep Rally as well and it turned out to be a really fun time and will include more people. Another thing that’s different is the dance routine that each team does. In the past, both teams used the same exact track and did a fitness routine. This year, we are letting each team use their own individual track, and there is no fitness component of it. They will both be doing a skit and dancing.”
Q: “Why should people come out?”
Mrs. Mehl: “First of all, you guys are students of the high school. We need school spirit back in this school. Our town does not have a lot of activities for you kids to do, and this is one way for you guys to come together as a school, have fun, and get to know your fellow students and teachers at a different level. It is a safe environment for everyone and just a night of fun. This is a good high school memory to have for the rest of your life. There are so many kids who wait to participate until they’re seniors; don’t wait! I want a freshman to give it a chance. If you don’t take chances, you won’t know what’s happening or what is available to you. I want kids to try something new and out of their comfort zone. You don’t have to be an athlete either; our events aren’t based on being athletic and there are a lot of different things that you can do.”
It is a well-known fact that school spirit is an issue here at PTHS. Instead of complaining about not liking your school, or what’s offered here; just embrace it. Participate in school events, dress out for spirit weeks, go to a sports game and support your peers. Make your high school experience a memorable one! We are all here for four years of our lives, so we might as well make the best of them. One way to do so is to participate in this year’s Green and White Night event, so come out this Friday to have a good time!