Peers4Peers Skate Day

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Lisa Jorgensen, reporter

Arrowhead’s Peers4Peers had a free skate session at the Mullett Ice Center on March 12th, 2022 from 3:15 to 4:15 pm. Students participated in games while free skating. 

 

Aidan Folvag, a senior at Arrowhead, said, “It was a great opportunity to have fun and get closer with the other peers.”

 

Peers4Peers is a group of students at Arrowhead designated to support fellow students and help students feel involved. They help out at WINGS as mentors for the new students along with conducting random acts of kindness throughout the school year.

 

Students can get involved in Peers4Peers by filling out the application form and going through the interview process. As a peer, students would help out the freshman over the summer at WINGS and go through training sessions prior to the start of the school year to learn how to help students feel more involved. 

 

There were about 20 people that attended the free skate. This number was made up of students, advisors, and family members. 

 

This free skate was a chance for the students to bring their friends and have fun. The advisors, Thomas Stuber, South Campus counselor (A-G), Barbara Whyte, South Campus counselor (H-O), and Nick Pflieger, South Campus school psychologist, brought their families and students brought family and friends. 

 

Whyte said, “I think last Saturday’s skating event was a huge success. It seems like everyone had a great time and it brought the whole Peers club closer together.”

 

Students completed random acts of kindness while ice skating. Some of the students helped out the advisor’s kids to keep their balance by helping them learn how to skate. 

 

During the hour, students played an elimination game that was an adapted version of four corners. The game was called six spots as each bend (corner) of the rink was four spots with two of the spots in the middle of the rink. All of the spots were against the wall.

 

Six spots was an elimination game as everyone would free skate until one of the advisors told them to find a station. Once everyone found a station, a six-sided dice would be rolled and whichever number it landed on; people at that spot would be eliminated. At the end of the game, everyone was the winner.

 

A few of the peers suggested to the advisors making the free skate day an annual event as everyone enjoyed the event. 

 

The next main project for the club were “Good Luck Charms”. This project encouraged other students to write a short note to make someone’s day on a shamrock. This project took place from Monday, March 14th, 2022 to Friday, March 18th, 2022.