Mud volleyball sign-ups $40 in activities office


Luke Chval

Photo by Morgan Berk
The mud volleyball tournament, an event that has happened sporadically during the past 30 years, which the student council organized during the spring as a junior class fundraiser, will be behind the North lot Wed., April 30.
Applications are available in the activities office, which specify that teams may have no more than eight players, but there can be teams with fewer according to the application. The team captain must attend one of the mandatory meetings that are before school at 8:20 and after school in room 227-228.
Cost for each team is $40, which is how the council will raise money. Assistant Principal David Bones said the tournament is incredibly important because it provides necessary funds for end-of-year senior activities while providing a fun and peer-unifying RBHS event.
“Part of it is, it’s a blast to get in there and compete in the mud,” Bones said. “There’s a typical ‘before mud’ team picture and an ‘after mud’ team picture. It just looks like people really enjoy playing mud volleyball, which is a major purpose of the event.”
Math Teacher Angel Renick is the official organizer of the event, and is in charge of recruiting teachers to be officials for the games, and some of those officials will make up the teachers’ team, which will face the student champion team, for “ultimate bragging rights”.
“I am in charge of the tournament. I support the student council and Mr. Bones in getting dates, teams signed up, filling all the needs such as trash pick-up, supplies, et cetera,” Renick said. “[I am] contacting the Career Center, Fire Department and I am in charge of recruiting teachers to work and play. Other than that I will have a meeting with the teachers to let them know the rules and encourage friendly banter with students, maybe start some mud workouts to get in shape and train.”
By Luke Chval