Thrown in the Dunk Tank for a Good Cause

Boys Lacrosse Senior Night Tailgate

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On Wednesday, May 11th, the Boys Lacrosse team celebrated  Senior Night with a tailgate, which included lots of food, including barbecue sandwiches, desserts, chips, and drinks. Parents, students, and players hung out and talked before warming up, which helped prepare them for the game. The weather was rainy and cool, which deterred some people, but those who braved the elements had fun.

The centerpiece of the tailgate focused on the dunk tank, which allowed the students to pay a dollar to dunk a teacher, with proceeds going to the fundraiser.  Mr. Brian Harrison from the Math Department and Midlothian’s own principal, Mr. Shawn Abel, volunteered climb in the dunk tank. When asked about his experience, Mr. Harrison said he got dunked between five and ten times in a span of thirty minutes and recalled that “The first person to dunk me was Jason Goodwin.”  

Mr. Abel enjoyed the experience, saying,  “It was fun. I wish there were more people there.” Out of about twenty-five chances, Mr. Abel was dunked only six times. Will Sague dunked him first, but he commented “Jason Goodwin may have a career in baseball after dunking [him] five times in a row” with a softball. When asked if he would ever participate again, Mr. Abel happily said, “Yes, if we got it promoted well and lots of students would come out.” The dunk tank set a mood of fun and a good time, which continued as the Boys Lacrosse team began warm-ups and eventually won the game against Cosby.