Monday, April 11, 2011
Fish, rubber bands and a combination of Coke and Mentos were only a few of the key components to the momentous Teacher Dares at Logan last Thursday. Nothing like this has ever happened before at Logan and many students had the chance to humiliate some of their favorite teachers.
Logan's Interact Club put together a charity event to raise donation money for Japan and Interact's shelter box. They sold tickets, put up fliers and even decided to humiliate their teachers for the chance to make a difference both here and in Japan. They collected $120.
During both lunches, Language Arts teacher Kimberly Pettit was pied in the face for every student who bought a ticket to throw one. She was later seen with sticky hair and the need for a new shirt.
When asked why he chose to be slapped in the face with a fish as one of his dares, teacher Thomas Seaton said, "Some of the things sounded scary. Like, I'd have to eat things like on Survivor or Fear Factor. And I wasn't too fond of that, so the slap with a fish was alright."
Seaton continued: "It's for a good cause to raise money, and I'm sure I've given enough homework over the years there are children who want to get back at me and would like to see me humiliated."
First up to go, with the task of plucking his own nose hair out, was math teacher Aaron Villa. With only his phone as a mirror and tweezers provided by the Interact Club, he pulled a hair out in The Spot that was loud enough to hear around the silent room.
Valerie Garcia was next with a slap to the face with a fish for 30 seconds and a large balloon popped on her mid-hug. She later commented, after her time in the spot light, that the fish was in her hair.
Seaton surprised everyone and made it extremely entertaining and worth the donations. During his 30 seconds of being slapped with the fish, he taunted the student who was slapping him and proceeded to bite a chunk off after it fell to the floor, eliciting a disgustingly delighted response from the audience. Afterward, the crowd moved outside to witness him being sprayed in the face with an eruption of Coke, thanks to the quick chemistry of four minty Mentos.
The winner of the contest, however, was social science teacher Anthony Pava, who was given three dares to perform. The first was to be shot at by ther teachers with rubber bands, which wasn't very painful or entertaining.
Pava's next task was to eat a whole wasabi roll. However, he did not finish the whole roll. Seaton had some of the roll, and Pava said he did not wish to perform the task. Because of this, he was once again shot at with rubber bands.
However, Pava then had a taste of the dead fish on his shoe because he stepped on it.
The event was small, but completely worth the time spent to put it together, and Interact Club gets a golden star for thinking this up in their twisted mind in the first place.