NHS Plans Annual Warrior Fest to Aid Thirst Project

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Warrior Fest ticket sales will begin the morning of Thursday, April 20.

Ruhi Singh, Heritage Sports Editor

National Honor Society (NHS) will be holding the Warrior Fest from Tuesday, April 26 to Friday, April 29. Each year NHS puts on Warrior Fest as a fundraiser for the Thirst Project, a nonprofit organization that works to end the global water crisis by building freshwater wells in developing communities in need of safe, clean drinking water. The Warrior Fest will include a basketball game, the annual powderpuff game, a carnival, and spirit dress-up days. Tickets for each event will be sold starting on Thursday, April 21, in the morning, during lunch, and after school, as well as at the door during the event. All of the profits made from each Warrior Fest event will be donated to the Thirst Project. 

The first Warrior Fest event is the Faculty vs Students Basketball game, which will take place on Tuesday, April 26 during Flex. The game will have a maximum of 20 student participants and the entrance price is set at $3. NHS will send out an announcement through email to notify students of when the Flex session will be open to sign up. 

The annual Powderpuff game will take place on Thursday, April, 28 at the Kelly Reeves Athletic Center (KRAC) at 7 p.m. The girl’s team will be playing a competitive game of flag football and the boys will be supporting both teams by cheerleading. One team will be composed of freshmen and senior girls and the other of sophomore and junior girls. The cost of attendance is $10. 

The Warrior Fest Carnival will be held on Friday, April 29 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the practice field by the tennis courts. The carnival will feature games, prizes, and food trucks. NHS members have the option to host their own booth through a club or organization or attend as regular participants. Booth reservations are $10 and will come with two free tickets for each club that reserves a booth. The price for regular attendance is set at $5.

Warrior Fest also features spirit dress-up days. The theme of Monday, April 25 is Warrior/Senior day, where students are encouraged to wear anything orange or college merch. Tuesday’s theme is to dress up as a frat boy, Wednesday asks students to bring anything but a backpack, however, all alternatives must stay within four by four feet. Thursday’s theme is jersey/powderpuff day, and Friday’s theme is casual formal day. 

Spirit nights will be held on Tuesday, April 26, and Wednesday, April 27. Tuesday’s spirit night will be at P.Terry’s from 5 p.m. to the restaurant’s closing and 10 percent of sales will be donated to the Thirst Project. Wednesday’s spirit nights will be at Mojo Coffee from 7 a.m.to 12 p.m., where for every drink purchased, one dollar will be donated to the Thirst Project, and at Whataburger from 6 p.m.to 9 p.m., where 20 percent of all proceeds will be donated to the Thirst Project. 

The Warrior Fest/Powderpuff shirts were designed by Emilio Cohen ‘22 and will feature the colors blue and pink. Seniors and freshmen will wear blue, while juniors and sophomores will wear pink. The team that sells the most of their respective shirts will get to choose which team will start with possession of the ball during the Powerpuff game. A $15 weekly warrior pass is also available for purchase for entry into every event.