Dodgeball tournament brings together Fossil community, supports Make-A-Wish


Kelly Colanto

Eli Smid quickly lunges for a ball during the Championship game.

Kelly Colanto and Melissa May

In honor of Fossil Ridge High School’s annual Make-A-Wish week, the National Honor Society (NHS) hosted a dodgeball tournament last night from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. While the event was promoted by NHS, it was open to any students or teachers that wanted to form a team and compete. Spectators of the event were encouraged to wear red for Reece, Fossil’s wish kid for this year.

The night went extremely well, with multiple groups of students and teachers showing up to compete, as well as numerous spectators coming to watch and show their support for Reece and the event as a whole. “The turnout was really good! The teams are really enjoying it and everything has gone super smoothly,” excitedly explained NHS President, Anna Grace Holloway.

This was the first dodgeball tournament Fossil has hosted since before COVID-19, so the NHS board was excited to adopt the event and incorporate it into Make-A-Wish week. Holloway expressed, “We haven’t hosted this event in a long time… but it’s lots of fun and intense, and people get super into it, so it went really great.”