As the crowning of the 2022 Shippensburg Homecoming Court came closer, students enjoyed a “Night on the Ship” in a Vegas-style trivia match.
About 300 students attended the event in the Ceddia Union Building’s multipurpose room and took part in the trivia game that was held.
The game was split into five rounds with each round having 10 questions worth one point and one bonus question worth five points. The topics for the five rounds were facts about Shippensburg University, Las Vegas, “adulting,” fun facts and slogans.
As a way to keep the competition fair, students were forced to place their phones in the middle of the table so no Google searches were allowed. This encouraged group members to work with each other and talk out their answers.
The team that placed first would split a $200 reward, second place would split $100 and third place would split $50.
Students were not limited in the creativity in their group names. Some notable group names were Grandma’s Kisses, #WeWillWin, The Bean Team, and Farm Show Milkshakes.
Members of the Homecoming Court were also in attendance, with some even taking part in the game. When speaking with them, they expressed excitement and support for their fellow members of the court.
“This is a team effort and having that sense of community is what’s making this experience truly special for me,” Brixx Minguez said.
In the end, it was a close game as two teams tied for third place. “The Homecümmers” and the “Patterson Fan Club” tied for third, the United Nations came in second and the group named “The Pretzels Ran Out” came in first.
In addition to the game, and as a way to keep the Vegas theme, playing cards with the words “Viva Las Ship” on the cases were placed on the tables for students to grab. Students were also able to grab mocktails with Vegas-inspired names. The drink options included Blue Suede Shoes, Cashout, The House and Royal Flush.