At the end of the two weeks, there was a grand finale of sorts. On Friday, classes were shortened to make room for the last events.
The first of those was the annual Hurricane Heart Walk, headed by Coach Perry Estep. It attracted many students, who all made at least a $10 donation towards the American Heart Association.
At the end of the day, the students and faculty faced off in a basketball game. There was a good effort by everyone, but the STUDENTS/FACULTY emerged victorious.
Hurricane's "March Madness" was filled with fun, creativity and humble donations to awesome charities. Students were mixed on the idea of it, though.
Senior Emmalee Ellison said, "Well, it's for a good cause, but the way I see it is that it's just another homecoming week -- you know, with the dressing up and games. I don't mind it, but maybe it should be more original."
Meanwhile, junior Kari Barton said, "It's a good idea to raise money for charities, and why not have a spirit week in spring? Double the fun for one year!"
At the end of the day, the students and faculty faced off in a basketball
game. The faculty won, beating the students 23-19.
In the end, "March Madness" raised nearly $8,000 for charity, including $1,700 from the heart walk and the grade level totals. The freshman won with $1,700 raised, followed by the sophomores with $923, the seniors with $700 and the juniors with $666.