Scavenger hunt adds variety to homecoming

By JASE BRANDT, reporter
Friday, Oct. 5, 2018

The Sterling College Student Government Association is currently hosting a scavenger hunt for a $25 VISA gift card as part of the Sterling College homecoming festivities.

SGA President Drake Koops thinks the scavenger hunt is a great way to add variety to Sterling’s campus.

“It provides opportunities for students around campus to kinda see things that they generally wouldn’t,” Koops said. “And then we’re also incorporating our event that we’re doing throughout the homecoming week to encourage people to also go to the others.”

Along with this scavenger hunt, SGA previously hosted a fashion show in Upper Wilson, a movie marathon in Cornerstone and a bouncy house next to Thompson Hall. The last two events they will be hosting this week is a bonfire/pep-rally and a Glow-in-the-Dark Capture the Flag.

“It’s been a long week. There’s been a lot to do,” Koops said.

Treasurer Shelby Stowe agreed.

“It’s been full but it’s been good,” she said.

Campus-Wide Competition

The Sterling College campus dorms are against one another in a competition to win the most points, which are achieved by the dorm residents by competing in the homecoming events as well as attending the musical “Big Fish” being put on by the Theatre Department and donating to the coin drive for Hurricane Florence.

The winning dorm will receive a trophy to display in their dorm. The trophy is new to the annual contest and will be used as a way to get students involved in the competitions.

“It just becomes a little bit more of a physical symbol of the competitive nature and maybe increases it a little bit more to get people to want to get that big trophy that can sit in their lobby, kind of like a sense of pride,” Koops said. “This will be passed from dorm to dorm. It will be sort of a spirit stickage, team thing. Or something like that. People will really want to have it in their lobby just kind of like a talking point.”

The winning dorm will be announced and recognized during Wednesday’s chapel service.