2007 mates set sail into the future

Diane Hrabe, Staff Writer

The pirates were out in force Friday evening as graduated seniors from New Prague High School got ready to set out on the uncharted waters of the future.

The 2007 senior sendoff theme drove that point home with a Pirates of the Caribbean theme - complete with a pirate's welcome, a life-size pirate ship with gang plank, eye patches and head bandanas as well as skulls and crossbones, treasure chests and jewels around every corner. Best of all, first mates had the opportunity to celebrate together for the last time as a crew.

Sandy Eaton and Kim Borwege, 2007 sendoff chairpeople and senior parents, were pleased with the turnout and the comments they heard from the students. The planning of this party began a year ago with hundreds of volunteers and even more hours of time and creativity. And on Friday, the culmination of their work showed in every detail - the life-size pirate ship with Captain Jack Sparrow at the helm, the nautical decorations and the variety of food for the 172 pirates attending.

Students enjoyed the dozens of games and activities. They played a game of twister on an inflatable game board, jumped off the gang plank, golfed on an indoor mini course, had their fortunes told, signed classmate autograph posters, played laser tag in a dark inflatable maze, tossed bean bags into pirate-themed boards, boxed in an inflatable ring, took rides down a giant inflatable slide, worked through an inflatable obstacle course, tried their luck at cards, threw darts at a treasure map, had backward crab walk races, played guitar hero, danced to music provided by DJ Bob Pexa. They also got henna tattoos, had their hair beaded and braided, posed for digital photos and caricatures, pinned the eye patch on the pirate, muscled their way through arm wrestling contests, created their own colored, beaded necklaces and bracelets, took on classmates in ping pong, foosball and spider toss and had fun with Dance, Dance Revolution, Singstar and Halo.

Special highlights of the evening were the massages offered in one of the corridors and the hypnotist who wove his spell and had the students unwittingly performing crazy antics for their fellow classmates. And they ate... taco in a bag, pizza, hot wings, sub sandwiches, fresh fruit, smoothies, pop, water and candy throughout the event.

Throughout the lockin, which began at 9 p.m., every student won at least one prize, thanks to donations from area businesses and organizations. Many came home with televisions, gift certificates, video games/systems, compact refrigerators, microwaves, cash, digital cameras, computer printers, college dorm furnishings, etc.

All left at 5 a.m. with commemorative pirate themed T-shirts and bath towels as well as goodie bags of special coupons and edible treats.

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