But, that’s what Mr. Volaric and six other brave teachers did Nov. 25, 2011, at an all night teacher – student competition.
Forty-five kids, mostly Junior High students, participated in the volleyball themed ‘Red Eye’ event.
Students arrived armed with snacks, drinks (no energy drinks allowed), candy, pillows, and blankets, determined to stay awake for the 12-hour volleyball marathon.
Each game had a 13-minute time limit in which the five-player teams competed to accumulate as many points possible.
The nine student teams consisted of: Dirty Devils, To Kill a Blocking Nerd, BaBam, Unknown, Wild Kingdom, BBATS, 100%, Lacking Testosterone and The Hood.
‘Teachers’ was the selected name for the lone team of adults.
When asked her team’s strategy, Terri Kennedy-Flynn replied, “To keep our heads in the game. Playing the Teachers will be different though. We’ll sing them a lullaby and try to put them to sleep before the game. But, we need to play nice or they may give us a pop quiz Monday morning.”
After racing into the gym with ‘Eye of the Tiger’ pumping in the background, it was clear team Teachers had a strategy of its own - intimidation.
After 12 hours of round robin volleying the BBATS were able to claim first place.
Future planned tournaments are basketball in January, badminton in March and floor hockey in April.
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