Photo Story: Operation Snowball promotional event sparks new member interest

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.

On November 30, Operation Snowball, a club that steers students away from drugs towards a positive environment, held a promotional event to gather members for the 2017 retreat. At the start of the event, the new and existing members gathered in the atrium for a positive group activity with leader Tricia Nicholson, '17, in the middle. Maggie Jakopac | Conant Crier

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." Maggie Jakopac

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. Maggie Jakopac

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."Maggie Jakopac | Conant Crier

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.”

Maggie Jakopac

Maggie is a junior at Conant High School. This is her first year on the Crier staff as a Photographer. Her other activities include hockey, playing the piano and creating films. One interesting fact you may not know is that she can solve a Rubik's Cube in 10 seconds, which she competes in competitions across the US for. Outside of school, she loves to spend time with her family and hang out with friends.

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