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Christmas Catastrophe

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Teacher’s battle each other for holiday supremacy through knowledge of holiday movies.

[dropcap size=small]S[/dropcap]itting on the couch during early December, turning on the television to then watch holiday movies: A Christmas Story, Elf, The Santa Clause are playing on loop during this month. Not only are students binging these movies, however, staff of all sorts sitting down while grading papers to the sound of the holidays. How well do PRHS teachers know their holiday movie trivia based on their plots? Robyn Barringer, Evan Holtz, Theresa Clark, Evan Clark, Ted Wanger, and Jennifer Martinez battled in pairs to see who reigned supreme throughout the Christmas chaos that was Christmas movies poorly explained plots. Many classic movies were prepared to be tested during the pairs journey to holiday supremacy.

Robyn Barringer

Robyn Barringer

Barringer is part of the English department at PRHS. She teaches freshman English, Honors English 2, and Peer Communications. Her favorite holiday movies include The Holiday and The Santa Clause. When asked who would win, Barringer was very confident, answering with herself. Watch Christmas Chaos to see if Barringer was correct!

Evan Holtz

Evan Holtz

Holtz is a part of the science department at PRHS. He teaches Science Academy 1 and AP Chemistry. His favorite holiday movie is The Santa Clause 1 with Tim Allen. When asked who would when the challenge, Holtz stated he would win. Watch down below to see if his thought was correct!

Photo By: Rayvin Wulfing
Theresa Clark

Theresa Clark

Clark teaches Floral Design, Advanced Floral Design, and Floral Field experience. Her favorite holiday movies consist of all the Hallmark Christmas movies and The Polar Express. Clark stated that she thought that she would win the game. Tune in down below to see if she was correct!

Evan Clark

Evan Clark

Clark is a part of the math department at PRHS. He teaches Geometry and Pre-Calculus. His favorite holiday movies are How the Grinch Stole Christmas, as well as many of the Hallmark channels holiday movies. When asked who would win, Clark thought he would win against his wife, Theresa Clark. Check the video down below to see if he was correct!

Ted Wagner

Ted Wagner

Wagner is a part of the math department at PRHS. He teaches math and AVID. His favorite holiday movie is Elf with Will Farrell. When asked who would win, Wagner thought his rival Martinez would win against his knowledge of holiday movies. View the video down below to see if he was correct!

Jennifer Martinez

Jennifer Martinez

Martinez is a part of many departments at PRHS, one of which gave her the position of being a leadership teacher. She teaches AP psych, leadership, and general psychology. Her favorite Christmas movie is Elf, which is the same as her partner Ted Wagner. When asked who would win, Martinez said that it was a toss up between her and Wagner. Tune in down below to see what happened!

Photo By: Robyn Barringer

 

Timestamps to the plots:

Plot #1: Immigrant adoptee is repatriated to country of birth, experiences culture shock, & prejudice, 0:35

Plot #2: Desperado destroys local town to show how corrupt their capitalist society is, 0:53

Plot #3: Bullied kid with birth defect proves people are only nice to you when they need something, 1:12

Plot #4: Kid gets bullied so he buys a dying Christmas tree, and his friends put on a bad play together, 1:36

Plot #5: Cold overweight guy tries on clothes and makes kids cry, 2:10

Plot #6: Kid ignores parental warnings, ending up even more blind than before, 3:34

Lastly, your winners: 4:20

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Kayla Degnan, Sports Co-Director

Senior Kayla Degnan is in her third year of Crimson, being Sports Co-director. She hopes to grow her knowledge in sports while also giving athletes the appreciation that they have earned. Outside of Crimson she enjoys reading, writing, watching dance moms, and learning ASL. She is varsity cheer captain this year and participates in the varsity stunt team. She cannot wait for her final year of Crimson. Go Bearcats!

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