Operation Snowball, a club that steers students away from drugs towards a positive environment, held a promotional event on November 30 to gather members for their February 2017 retreat.
To start the event, new and existing members gathered in the atrium for a positive group activity with leader Tricia Nicholson, ’17 (middle).
Nicholson gets the new members dancing during game “Left Right Left” where people on the outside mimic the person in the middle. Nicholson says “This is a great and positive way to get everybody involved,” and third year participant Juhi Shah, ’17, says that “we hold promotional events all the time leading up to the retreat on February 18 and new members are always welcome.”
New member Nora Hagler, ’20, tries to make Shah smile in “Honey, I love you,” where the person on the inside must make a person on the outside smile. Shah says it’s “very hard not to burst out laughing during the game,” but she tries to keep a straight face.
All nine members finish the energizer by throwing their hands in the air and laughing together. After finishing the exercises, the group finishes the promotion by enjoying cheese pizza and drinks. Assistant leader Jaemie Bennett, ’17, explains “there is a place for everyone in Operation Snowball.”