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IMG_3503Here at the beautiful Mother Fair, I am honored to be a part of Greek community as a sister of Alpha Gamma Delta. This week, all the fraternities and sororities have been competing in athletic, academic and philanthropic events. This year, the athletic events includes:

  • Volleyball
  • Obstacle Course
  • Swimming
  • Track and Field
  • Backyard Games
  • Flag Football
  • Tug of War

The academic event is called Greek Feud. Members of each organization compete head-to-head on various trivia questions ranging anywhere from movies and music to history and geography. One of my personal favorite events is Greek Idol. It’s pretty self-explanatory, but I love listening to people sing (because I wish I could).

It’s important to note that the week isn’t all about the athletic events and winning points. It’s about fundraising and being selfless and giving to those who in need. One of the things that the Greek community does at Westminster is called Penny Wars. It used to be for points, but now we simply continue the tradition because we want to give. Each year during Greek Week, everyone gets together to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in a special little girl’s honor. Claire Hartner, daughter of Mrs. Kelly Hartner who works at the college, was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at a very early age. There is no cure for the disease, and we as a Greek community love to come together to support a great foundation that is close to all of our hearts.

There’s also a service drive for the Student Government Association in which each organization buys all sorts of products to donate to the Lawrence County Crisis Shelter, not far from campus. These items can include:

  • socks
  • deodorant
  • shampoo and conditioner
  • washcloths
  • toothbrushes
  • gloves
  • snacks

The week is finally wrapped up with Sing ‘n Swing. All of the organizations get on stage and strut their stuff for compilations of music and sing at the top of their lungs. It’s a grueling week of learning the dance, but it’s all worth it. It’s a long and stressful week, but it’s something we look forward too all year.