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Mt. Hope Freshmen Give Students 'A Minute to Win It'

Students, friends and faculty showed up to support the freshman class fundraiser on Wednesday.

The Mt. Hope High School freshmen class put on a game show fundraiser on Wednesday night to raise money for their future senior week activities. 

With the help of freshmen class advisors, Scott Pellerin and Jeanne Chaffee, members of the freshmen class came up with the idea to host their own version of the popular television game show, "A Minute to Win It".

Participants payed $3 for admission and $1 for extra chances to be picked to play in some of the 11 timed strategy games. Games included "Empty the box", where contestants had to empty a box of tissues with one hand in 60 seconds, and "Shoe Fly Shoe", where the contestant and a partner had to each use one foot to fling a shoe onto a table. 

While many students began practicing for the games before the event started, Ben Ratier, a contestant in the first event, "Empty the Box", said he didn't have a chance to practice. 

"I didn't even know I was coming until 10 minutes ago," he said laughing after his event. "It was fun."

Contestants competed in rounds and the top winners of each event were awarded prizes donated by local businesses. Donations and gift cards came from , , , , and . Taylor Rental also donated a $50 gift certificate,   gave away a free month membership, and Dina Viera gave out free Zumba classes.

"One student in particular worked very hard to gather up donations for this," said Pellerin. "And we really want to thank everyone who donated prizes for the events."

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