Getting ready for the Phoenix Rally

Considering the stress that the student body endures during the school year, it’s about time for an exciting and special rally!  There’s nothing like good, old-fashioned group games, teamwork, and some fun on our football field to have a great time!

However, this rally will be different from the rallies we regularly attend at school.  The Student Body Committee (SBC/ASB) has created the Phoenix Rally, an event similar to the Olympic Rally that was held last year. What is exceptional about the Phoenix Rally is the all-student body game that everyone is going to play and participate in at the end of the individual games: an awesome, massive Caterpillar Game!

Junior ASB officers  prepare a Phoenix Rally Map. From left to right: Farah Karajah, Monique Ubungen, and Clarissa Eshelman. Photo Courtesy of Jeremy C. Curimao.
Junior ASB officers prepare a Phoenix Rally Map. From left to right: Farah Karajah, Monique Ubungen, and Clarissa Eshelman. Photo Courtesy of Jeremy C. Curimao.

To make sure every student is ready and prepared at the Phoenix Rally, detailed instructions made by ASB were given out last week to each advisory class.  The advisory classes on campus are now teams competing against one another during the rally.  The advisory teams will play four simple games that require teamwork, cooperation, and enthusiasm to have the ultimate fun!

The four games included in the Phoenix Rally are “Wizards, Giants, Elves”, Relay Race, Steal the Bacon, and Team Charades.

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Photo Courtesy of Jeremy C. Curimao.

Though it may seem complicated, Wizards Giants Elves is basically a large, exaggerated version of Rock, Paper, Scissors.  In Wizards Giants Elves, two advisories are two separate teams.  Each advisory will have a chance to come up with a move to beat the other one.  In this game, Giants beat Elves, Wizards beat Giants, and Elves beat Giants.  The advisory teams will have time to discuss with each other on what move they plan to execute. Once the time is up, the teams will line up in a straight formation in front of each other.  The teams then fiercely display their move.

If, for example, Wizards beat Giants, the winning advisory must chase the other team.  If a member of the other team gets tagged by a winning team member, then they must switch over to the winning team.  The round is a draw if both advisory teams execute the same move.

ASB members take a quick break and participate in a silly Relay Race. From left to right: Angel Gapuz, Jewl Espineli, Christian Abellera, and Camille Valerio. Photo Courtesy of Jeremy C. Curimao.
ASB members take a quick break and participate in a silly Relay Race. From left to right: Angel Gapuz, Jewl Espineli, Christian Abellera, and Camille Valerio. Photo Courtesy of Jeremy C. Curimao.

Relay Races are always fun when participating in a rally! The relay race used in the Phoenix Rally will be quite different, though, so get ready and excited for it!

ASB members have fun in a quick game of Steal the Bacon. From left to right: Danielle C. Curimao, Kaetlyn Andrey, Christian Abellera, and Jewl Espineli. Photo Courtesy of Jeremy C. Curimao.
ASB members have fun in a quick game of Steal the Bacon. From left to right: Danielle C. Curimao, Kristine Aulachong, Kaetlyn Andrey, Christian Abellera, Angel Gapuz, and Jewl Espineli. Photo Courtesy of Jeremy C. Curimao.

In Steal the Bacon, each advisory team will line up in front of each other and receive a number from the presiding ASB officer running the game.   In front of the teams is a baton lying on the floor. When the ASB officer calls out a specific number, one student from each advisory will have the same number.  That student has to grab the baton and bring it back to the team to win a point.  If the other student catches them, then their team steals the point.

ASB members play a fun, quick game of Team Charades. From left to right: Jewl Espineli, Kristine Aulachong, Kaetlyn Andrey, Angel Gapuz, Christian Abellera, and Camille Valerio. Photo Courtesy of Jeremy C. Curimao.
ASB members play a fun, quick game of Team Charades. From left to right: Jewl Espineli, Kristine Aulachong, Kaetlyn Andrey, Angel Gapuz, Christian Abellera, and Camille Valerio. Photo Courtesy of Jeremy C. Curimao.

Team Charades is very much like regular charades, but even better!  In Team Charades, each advisory team will pick a person who will guess the action.  These two students will then watch their team as the team tries to perform the action given by an ASB member.  The team makes the action, in silence.  The first person who guesses the correct action wins a point.

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