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Public invited to WHS ‘Hunger Games’ event Jan. 26

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By Bryan Marshall

Williamstown High School invites everyone to join students Jan. 26 in celebrating “The Hunger Games” Community Reading Challenge with an activity-filled event.

From 5 to 7 p.m. at WHS, attendees can participate in a variety of games and activities surround the popular book, including archery, a simulation video Hunger Games and a mass “Cornucopia Game.”

There also will be student-led book club activities to discuss themes, characters and opinions of the books.

Prizes will be awarded every half hour and the grand prize drawing will be for a Kindle eReader.

The Community Reading Challenge began in October as a district-wide initiative is to get as many people as possible in Grant County to read the popular novel “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins as a way to bridge literacy gaps.

“The Hunger Games” follows 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen in a post-apocalyptic world where North America once existed.

In the book, the Hunger Games are an annual televised event where one boy and one girl aged 12 to 18 from each of 12 districts is chosen for a massive televised battle in which only one person can survive.