Churchill vs. Reagan Taco Eating Contest
After two weeks of planning between Churchill High School and Reagan High School, both schools met at Habanero's Grill owned by Steve Kraft. The event began at 6:00 p.m. with both schools bringing in students, teachers, and parents to dine at the restaurant where each school would receive 20 percent of the profits from the receipts placed in the buckets for each high school.
The taco eating contest was set to began at 7:30 p.m. Each school had chosen seven representatives from their respective schools including an AP from both schools. The representatives were from all types of organizations including band, choir, volleyball, football, choir, baseball, cheer/dance and student council. With a storm cloud hanging overhead, five tacos were placed on a plate in front of each contest.
The competitors where announced for Reagan and Churchill. The rain decided it would wait no longer and a down pour kicked off the start of our 2 minute contest. Students and APs downed taco after taco, some dipping them in water to make them go down easier. At the end of two minutes the Reagan team had consumed 21 tacos and the Churchill team had consumed 17 tacos.
The fate of the winning team would lie in the hands of which school had brought in more patrons. For every $20 in receipts, the school would receive 1 taco count. At 8:45 p.m, the sponsors, Mrs. Hering from Churchill and Mr. Bloomer from Reagan called night's end. The receipts were counted and Churchill wedged the victory with 57 tacos and Reagan with 56 tacos. At the end of the night both schools were victorious. The event was a fun and friendly evening between two schools where the profits will be donated to the Make-A-Wish foundation.
Posted on November 11, 2013