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posted: Thu, Sep 25th, 2014

Argh, matey! Marauders compete in Talk-Like-a-Pirate Day competition

Ms. Bushby sets up the Kahoot! trivia game as she celebrates National Talk-Like-a-Pirate Day.

Since Friday, September 19th was National Talk-Like-a-Pirate Day, Ms. Bushby knew that the Library Media Center needed to commemorate the occasion, particularly since our high school mascot is the Marauder. Ms. Bushby opened the competition to all MOHS students who wanted to show their Marauder pride and answer trivia questions about general library information, as well as the occasional pirate-related question.

The students registered for the contest using the interactive tool, Kahoot!—an online interactive game that many teachers utilize in the classroom as well. Students received points for answering trivia questions correctly as well as being the fastest ones to answer.

The turnout for the event made the event a success. All 24 computers in the lab were utilized by contestants and many students chose to use their own devices as well. A large crowd observed and cheered on contestants.

Some of the students who competed were Jared Janish, John Podesta, Tim Eppel, Bobby Hammond, Izac Cruz, and Jacob Ferreras, among others. The big winner of the day was MOHS junior, Brian Chege, who answered the most pirate trivia questions correctly in the shortest amount of time. Brian walked away with the pirate's booty, consisting of chocolates and other pirate-themed goodies.

After the activity, Ms. Bushby is hoping that students and staff will realize that the Library Media Center is more than just a great resource for books; it's also a place for learning. Ms. Bushby said, "Reading is so important and the library is the place to foster a love of reading and learning and acquire important information literacy skills." She continued, "I want to have students in the library learning how to use credible sources and discovering all the library has to offer."

Look forward to more great events from the Library Media Center as the school year continues. Ms. Bushby and Mrs. Brown are looking forward to planning National Library Week in April and hosting Forte Friday events with the music department. Students can also look forward to the occasional contest. Stay tuned for more information and see Ms. Bushby in the library if you want to volunteer with any library-related events.

Competing in the trivia competition, students were on the edge of their seats.

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