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The Class of 2017 cancelled their Norsemen Olympics night planned for Thursday, Oct. 29 due to a lack of elementary school participation. They had originally wanted 50 kids to participate, but only got responses from about 20 students. As a result, the council decided to cancel the event on Friday, Oct. 23.

“I mean we’re obviously all disappointed ‘cause we’re all looking forward to having a newer experience and trying to get more kids that go to North involved in the fundraising,” Class of 2017 student council president Alanah Herfi said.

The purpose of Norsemen Olympics night was to expose younger students to the different sports offered at North. There would be a station set up for each sport with a volunteer at each station who could explain the basics of the sport and help the kids learn it.

“We really like the idea behind Olympic night that students can come and try out for sports that they might not have had the opportunity to play before,” Class of 2017 student council vice president Ashley Carroll said. “That could just open more doors for students who haven’t heard of each sport and just kind of bring more awareness to what sports North has to offer.”

The council has not yet decided if they will try to set up the event again. They are channelling their efforts into their previously successful annual Little Girls Night Out, which will take place sometime in February.

“We kind of put in a lot of work and we didn’t get the outcome that we wanted to so I don’t think we’re (going to) try to put trust in something that wasn’t successful in the past,” Herfi said.

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