Douglas High School plans end-of-year party

Continuing what is hoped will become a tradition at Douglas High School, the Lettermen's Club is sponsoring the second end-of-the-school-year carnival on Friday.

Mountain Madness TigerFest 2000 will be held on the DHS football field starting with yearbook signing at 4 p.m.

The community is encouraged to attend the activities that begin at 6 p.m. with the senior girls powder-puff football game, the Mr. Douglas High Pageant at 7 p.m. and the Lip Sync contest at 8 p.m.

Carnival booths and activities, including food cooked by the football and track teams and tug-o-war, 3-on-3 volleyball and car bash, will continue until 11:30 p.m.

Block D's president, senior Kimberly Gitthens said the carnival will be everything last year's was and more.

"There will be food and music. It will just be a great time. And it's not limited to the school, the community can come, too," she said. "Last year we had a great response - everybody got involved.

"We hope this year it will be even bigger. The community has supported us in all we've done this year, so hopefully, they will support this, too."

Last year, Ernie Monfilleto's senior history class organized the first carnival, but with the re-organization of Block D this year, the club has taken over the responsibility.

The 1999 carnival raised money for scholarships and a donation to Family Support Council.

Wednesday the group voted to give this year's donation to a Minden woman, Tina Logan, who has a fatal illness, Huntington's Disease.

The rest of the money will go to scholarships for Block D members.

Monfiletto announced that Matt Parra, Kim Gitthens and Kyle Wentz will receive $500 scholarships and Justin Patay and Kyle Baker won $250 scholarships.

Monfiletto said the scholarships are a form of recognition for the leadership the students provided the school.

"It is based partly on what they accomplished through academics and extracurricular activities. We are trying to reward the kids. These are the most involved kids," he said.

The night is also a completely drug- and alcohol-free event.

"It's good when we can get the whole community involved so the kids don't have to go and drink," said Block D senior representative Josh Nussbaum.

Kyle Wentz, also a senior representative, said the carnival benefits a lot of people.

"We are giving the money to help Tina Logan so it is good all the way around. If it is anything like last year, it will be just a lot of fun. It will be worth all the work. Everyone will be safe and having fun and together," Wentz said.

Admission to the carnival is $4 for the public and $3 for students with an ASB card.


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