Water wars around the corner for Gull Lake students

Water wars, the event of the season, will begin when names are drafted for each Gull Lake student participating. Photo by Parker Feraco.

For juniors and seniors at Gull Lake, water wars can be an intense but fun time of year. It should be both a pleasant surprise and nerve-racking announcement that sign-ups for the event have opened. Anyone that is interested should visit Gull Lake Water Wars (@GL_WaterWars) at Twitter, a link will be provided here.

“Water wars is a way to mark fun events off your senior bucket list before it’s too late,” senior Riley Smith said.

Water Wars consists of juniors and seniors at Gull Lake, each with a person to splash with a water gun, who try to be the last one standing at the end of the competition. The person who has gotten “splashed,” and is now out of the competition, then passes on who they were supposed to splash to the student who got them out.

To join, interested students should pay the five dollar fee to Lauren Esman. The amount needed to participate is due Friday, April 26. The drawing process for who students must splash will be on the following Monday, April 29.

The five dollar fee will be split between donating to charity and then paying those who placed first, second, and third at an according percentage of 70 percent, 20 percent and 10 percent.

Those interested in joining or those who have already paid the $5 should be aware of the rules for water wars, which will be linked here. Some of the most important rules are that no one can be splashed from 7:15 a.m. to 2:35 p.m. at the high school. Students participating are also exempt from being splashed directly before, during, or after practice and work. Probably the most important rule, all eligible “splashing” of other students should be either recorded or have an eye witness to confirm.

Whether or not every student will participate, the spectacle to come of peers craftily coming up with ways to splash each other will be fun for everyone at the school. For seniors, as high school comes to a close for good, water wars is an excellent way to positively interact with their fellow classmates before everyone goes off to college.

The motivation behind seniors at Gull Lake participating in water wars this year is for the memories and accomplishments.


Justin Walker

Justin Walker

I’m a senior at Gull Lake High School, and this is my first year on staff. I enjoy writing about our school sports’ programs and other areas as well. Having a deep interest and enjoyment in our English classes at Gull Lake, I’ve decided to pursue a different side of writing by doing newspaper and hope to provide entertaining articles for our viewers. Being involved in sports such as cross country and track, while also being invested to clubs such as Debate and Model UN, I write about topics that affect both myself and classmates.

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