Safe Trick-or-Treat set for October 25th

Calling all ghouls and goblins! Key Club will hold its annual Safe Trick-or-Treat event after school on Thursday, October 25th from 4-6 p.m. in the Mount Olive High School Commons, Cafeteria, and Performing Arts Center.

The cost is: $5.00 for 1 child, $8.00 for 2 children, and $12.00 for 3 or more. Money raised will be donated by Key Club to UNICEF.

Some of the awesome activities for children to participate in include a haunted house, photo booth, decorate your own treat bag, face painting, games, and more! Candy will be given away at most tables, as children have the opportunity to trick-or-treat in a safe space while playing games and having fun. Be sure to come in a costume!

A wide range of clubs will be involved including: Key Club, Student Council, NAHS, NEHS, NHS, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Yearbook, WLHS, Stage Crew, Best Buddies, Class of 2019, GSA, SADD, IDI Environmental, Newspaper, DECA, MORT, Safety Awareness, and FEA.

"We love participating in this event every year," said Mrs. Luettchau, advisor to NEHS. "It brings the whole school and community together, while raising money for a great cause."


Challenge Accepted! AFJROTC competes in Raider Challenge

On October 13th, the Mount Olive Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Raider Team competed in their first Raider Challenge in York, Pennsylvania, at Central York High School. With only 3 weeks of training, 10 members of the team participated in the challenge, which consisted of 6 different events. These 10 competitors were Jimmy Andrews, Matthew Cifaretto, Blaine Hammond, Alex Jung, Adrian Lios, Justin Nguyen, Brian Nordhoff, Emre Ramiz, Xavier Rodriguez, and Joey Yaun.

The day started early at 3:45 a.m as the Raider Team arrived at Mount Olive High School to head to York, PA with their instructor, Chief Bedell, and their Team Commander, Xavier Rodriguez.

The first challenge was the Modified Air Force Physical Fitness Test, consisting of push-ups, sit-ups, and a 1.5 mile run. The team was led by Xavier Rodriguez, Adrian Lios, and Emre Ramiz.

The second challenge was the Litter Carry during which the team had to traverse through the woods and over obstacles while carrying a stretcher with weights on top to simulate a wounded soldier. If the team dropped the "casualty" or let the stretcher touch any of the obstacles they encountered along the path, time would be added to their overall time as a penalty. The team mastered the course in 8 minutes and 44 seconds with only two 15 second penalties for an overall 9:14.

Their third event was the Rope Bridge where the cadets had to build and successfully transfer the team across a rope bridge using their self-constructed repel harnesses. With Justin Nguyen and Xavier Rodriguez leading the charge of building the bridge, the team conquered the task in 11 minutes and 55 seconds.

With no rest for the weary, the team was off to the Humvee Pull and their fourth event. With only the use of a rope and their brute strength, the team pulled a Humvee 50 yards in 1:45. Next, at the Logistics Relay the cadets flipped tires and low crawled under caution tape with 50 lb. artillery boxes, ending in a sprint.

The final event was a 3K Ruck March, or run. Equipped with tactical vests, two filled canteens per person, and proudly carrying their Marauder guidon, the team successfully negotiated the 3K course in 21:39.

The team took home 2nd place in the MAFPFT and three 3rd place finishes in the Litter Carry, Logistics Relay, and 3K Ruck March earning an overall 3rd place.

Having successfully completed their first-ever Raider Challenge, the team was muddy and exhausted, ready to train even harder for their next Raider Challenge.

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