Terrace Hall wins spirit competition

Alison Turner

Residence hall students found out that there’s nothing wrong with a little healthy competition as participants danced and read poetry about what happy residence hall life is all about.

Residents from various halls participated in a spirit competition sponsored by Kent Interhall Council last night.

Halls competed in performance, artwork and history divisions for Hall of the Semester points in the Eastway lounge.

Terrace Hall residents won first place overall with a performance from members of the Men’s Chorus singing the Kent State alma mater and a slide show depicting the history of the hall.

Jessica McCarthy, nursing major, was one of the representative from Terrace Hall.

“We wanted to do something special since it might be Terrace’s last year, a last hoorah,” she said.

Dunbar Hall residents created a display board about the history and recited an acronym poem, winning second place.

Residents of Verder Hall won third place with the artwork of their residence hall director Charles Malone. They also found a scrapbook with news clippings about a fire that occurred in the hall years ago and other events. The scrapbook also contained cards with letters from troops in Vietnam written to previous residents.

Fourth place winners were Prentice Hall residents who entertained the audience by performing a dance to “Get Right” by Jennifer Lopez, complete with black and white costumes with canes and ties. The dancers said they worked two hours every other night for three weeks to perfect the dance.

They also designed artwork for the windows, photographed it and made a collage to present.

Centennial Court C and D residents set up a table at the event, complete with a history lesson of the national and international events that occurred while the halls were open during the past two years.

The artwork from this group was a drawing of the letters C and D in a Sesame Street style, complete with characters from the show. One resident also wrote a poem about the halls.

McDowell Hall residents participated by creating a display board with the hall’s history, including its namesake and interesting facts. McDowell Hall was the first available with suites, so the participants had candy sweets available for the audience.

Halls with participants received 25 HOTS points for each division, and five HOTS points were distributed for each person from the halls who attended.

Jennifer Tabatabaie, director of community development for KIC, said she thought the event was a success.

“It was a lot of fun,” she said. “ I really enjoyed the performances.”

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