Valley Stream, NEW YORK (December, 2021) — On Friday, December 3, the Valley Stream Central High School Peer Mentors Club hosted a game night, which was open to all students at the school. The activities included minute-to-win-it challenges, board games, Uno, the popular rhythm game Just Dance and karaoke.
The focus of the event was to give students the opportunity to interact with each other and their teachers in person after more than a year of pandemic restrictions. It was a successful night, enjoyed by all in attendance.
“It was wonderful to see the kids engage with each other,” Peer Mentors Club advisor Michelle Vikse said.
The minute-to-win-it challenges included building a 32-cup pyramid or moving an Oreo from a student’s forehead to their mouth without using their hands, all within a 60-second time limit.
The primary mission of the Peer Mentors Club is to serve as a resource for Valley Stream’s elementary-school students. In years past, members met with their younger peers, and discussed various challenges they might face and how to overcome them.
Ms. Vikse said the club plans to resume its mentoring activities in the spring with a focus on student wellness. She said the club is excited to host another game night in the spring as well.
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