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Community College Week Returns March 14 – 17

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SFCC students competing in last year's pony races at Community College Week.

     Community College Week returns for its 25th year at South Florida Community College (SFCC) March 14 – 17, at the Highlands Campus.  The week is hosted by the SFCC Student Government Association (SGA) and will be filled with fun and games for both SFCC students and employees.

      This weeklong celebration of Florida’s community and state college system has become a tradition at SFCC.  This year will bring new fun and games to South Florida Community College, including a power jump contest and dodge ball competition. Last year’s popular games will also return, such as jousting, rock wall climbing, and a tug of war contest. The opening ceremony begins Monday, March 14, at noon on the steps of the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts. Once again, Pete the Panther is expected to light the Community College Week torch.  Games will be held each day through Thursday, March 17, and the festivities conclude with an awards ceremony at 3:30 p.m. 

     SGA encourages students, staff, and faculty from all SFCC sites to join in on the fun.  SGA hopes to top last year’s overall participation of 170 students and employees and make it the biggest Community College Week in SFCC history.  Teams consist of eight to 12 members with an equal number of males and females and designated alternates.  The schedule of events for Community College Week is: 

Monday, March 14 

Noon – 1 p.m., Opening Ceremonies/Lighting of the Torch/Team Introductions, 

steps of the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts 

2:30 – 3:30 p.m., Pony Races and Traditional Games, Panther Lawn

Tuesday, March 15

Noon – 1 p.m., Blind Picasso contest, Building A, Art Department 

2:30 – 3:30 p.m., Jousting and Rock Climbing Wall, Panther Lawn 

Wednesday, March 16 

Noon – 1 p.m., Wit’s End Trivia, Building B 

2:30 – 3:30 p.m., Rock Climbing Finals, Obstacle Course, Power Jump, Panther Lawn 

Thursday, March 17 

Noon-1 p.m., Food/Drinks for teams, Panther Lawn 

12:30-1 p.m., Battle of the Brains, Building B 

2:30-3:00 p.m., Dodge ball, Panther Gym 

3:00 -3:30 p.m., Tug of War Finale, Panther Lawn 

3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Closing Ceremony, Panther Lawn 

     Each team must complete and return a registration packet to the SGA office, Building B, Room 109, or to Laura Wade, coordinator, student life, Building D, Room 204, prior to 3 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 28 to participate.  Contact Wade at 863-784-7435 with any questions. Let the games begin!

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