This week Student Council ran the first-ever Churchill Among Us tournament. In light of COVID-19 and social distancing protocols, Student Council has come up with a number of new ideas and strategies to engage the general student body. Yearly events such as the Halloween Dance that would normally take place around this time can no longer be run.
Recently, Among Us has become an extremely popular game amongst students. Treasurer Harry Jing and Spirit Coordinator Jason George came up with the idea to have an Among Us tournament. After a few weeks of careful planning, the logistics and fine details of the tournament have been made. With over 100 students signing up within the first hour of the sign-up release, it is clear that Churchill students have been looking forward to an event like this.
The tournament took place on Thursday, November 5th from 4:30-6:20. After school, a small number of Student Council members went to teacher sponsor Mme. Kung’s room to run the tournament. From 4:30-5:20 all participants played the first round of the Among Us tournament. Players used the Among Us mobile app for gameplay and a Google Meets call facilitated by a council member to communicate with one another. Churchill students were provided an opportunity to meet new people while simultaneously playing a fun, yet highly competitive game! After the first round, the players with the highest point tallies moved onto the second round. Round 2 was from 4:45-5:30. The same process was repeated to lead the top Churchill Among Us players to the highly coveted Among Us finals game. Ten of Churchill’s finest gamers competed from 5:40-6:20 to be the Champion and winner of a $20 Amazon gift card. In the end, it was grade 11 student Jackson Jung who claimed victory!
Student Council was pleased with the results of this tournament. After meaningful reflection and discussion, the council has a better understanding of how we can improve future events of the same nature. With an apparent interest in online events from the general student body, Churchill students can expect to see similar events led by council in the future.
We would like to thank all who participated in the tournament. A big thank you to Mme. Kung for supervising and providing a place for the council members to run the tournament. This would not have been possible without her.