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Ava Flemke is a senior at Owatonna High School and this is her second year in Magnet. Flemke has been a dancer at Just For Kix for 13 years. This is Flemke’s second year doing Big Brothers Big Sisters...

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Digging up excellence at OHS powderbuff

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Ruby Garza
Two teams at powderbuff shaking hands after playing a game.

During Snow Week, one of the many events held was powderbuff. Guys in any grade were able to sign up and join a team to play at this event. This was the third year that powderbuff has been held at OHS and it seems to be pretty popular. 

This year, it was held in the OHS main gym from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on Feb.12. Teams paid five dollars to join, and spectators paid one dollar to watch. Each team consisted of six players and had to choose one teacher representative to coach their team. They got to dress up however they wanted with a theme. The game was played like a regular volleyball game with a single elimination bracket. Seven teams signed up. 

The team “The Notorious D.I.G.” showed up looking fierce in all black and won the championship. Junior Nolan Ginskey from the team says, “It was what we all expected to do but victory is always sweet. All the off-season work paid off.” 

There is so much behind the scenes in planning these activities. The student council works very hard to plan the Snow Week events while also keeping the week fun for students and staff. They allow students to go to fun events that are not usually held throughout a normal school week. 

Senior Kali Clausen said, “Snow week has been a tradition for Owatonna Senior High School for quite some time now. That being said, we try to keep the events somewhat based on tradition. The events such as the medallion hunt, powderpuff, family feud, and crush have been around ever since I was a freshman and have continued to show great involvement with the student body.” 

Events throughout the week involved a coronation pepfest on Monday to start the week, an adaptive floor hockey game on Monday night and Family Feud on Wednesday night. Between the dress-up days throughout the week and all the events, Snow Week is a great way to break up the long winter. 

 

About the Contributors
Ella Williams, Writer
Ella Williams is a senior at Owatonna High School, and this is her second year in Magnet. Williams has been a dancer at Just For Kix for 15 years and is involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters and YoungLife. She enjoys spending time with friends and family and being outdoors. Over the summer she went to Clearwater Cove with YoungLife and worked at the Blast, a local ice cream shop. Williams plans to go to medical school after high school, and wants to go into pediatrics. She is looking forward to learning more about the activities that go on at the school while also navigating the new OHS building.
Ruby Garza, Editor
Ruby Garza is a senior at Owatonna High School and this is her third year on the Magnet staff. The reason Garza decided to continue being in Magnet was because she has enjoyed her experience in the class the past previous years. Garza plays for the OHS Girls Tennis team, she's also involved inKey Club, SHOC, YOLO, Student Council, Knowledge Bowl, DECA and she also manages her youth group’s Instagram. Outside of school Garza likes to hangout with friends and family, watch shows, read and explore new places. After high school she plans on going to a four year college to double major in computer science and marketing, with a possible minor in finance.