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Just before Christmas break teams of seniors competed in the Break-Out of Central High School Escape Room Game. The game was created by Central’s government teacher to help students review for the state-mandated Civics Exam that every senior in Alabama has to pass before graduating.
Team members included seniors, family and friends who received the same colored souvenir tee. The game included 10 rooms with approximately 10 challenge boxes teams solved in each room. Once all the challenge boxes in a room were solved, the team received a colored card with the combo to the matching colored lock on the front door. The first team to solve all 10 rooms and unlock all 10 locks was Team Grey, which included Makenna Sanders, Kieasia Tuck, Grace Calfee, and Ry Gilbert, but all the teams successfully solved all 10 rooms within the 3-hour time limit.
Beyond content knowledge, students used life skills such as problem solving and teamwork at the same time they were making memories with their classmates. Thank you to the staff members who made the game possible by volunteering after hours, Shelley Wood, Sam McDonald, Alicia Villagrana, Cheri McDonald, Jaques Mitchel, Hester Hamby, Jesse Weeks, Ethan Mynard, Chris Elliott, Mary White, Brandi Lee, Shundell Russaw, David Stover, and hearing-impaired student Alisa McCook who signed clues in the game; it was hard to tell if the students or teachers were having more fun.
We are pleased to announce that every senior passed the Civics Exam, with a school average score of 81%, with two students, Makenna Sanders and Cade Shurette, scoring a perfect 100%. Seniors received certificates of achievement to commemorate being one step closer to graduation. [Note: This ties in with the certificate photo.]