CEAT Hosts Holiday Mash Up

Prizes, Competitions Mark End of Semester and Pre-Finals


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Instagram announcement for virtual CEAT Holiday Mash Up event for Bridgewater College students

Ryann Crennan and Tyler Tabor

Bridgewater, Va- On Dec. 4, CEAT hosted the first-ever Holiday Mash Up consisting of games activities and prizes for BC students. 

Held on the last day of classes and before the weekend push to study for finals, the CEAT Holiday Mash Up gave students a chance to relax and take their minds off the external stresses. The event was also a fun and festive celebration to get students in the holiday spirit.

Leading off the night was bingo, a long-standing BC student favorite. Social distancing guidelines in response to the Covid-19 pandemic called for new delivery to be largely online, which dampened some of the usual excited atmosphere. However, the prizes up for grabs in this event, and the others to follow, gave the participants an incentive to be competitive. 

At the beginning of the event, Coordinator of Student Engagement and Leadership Sam Schlernitzauer distributed the link for students to access their individualized bingo cards. In order to win each round, the winning student had to screenshot their board and email it to Schlernitzauer to verify the accuracy. 

“The atmosphere was very competitive and active, everyone seemed to be very interested in the event,” said sophomore Lamont Jones who attended and competed in the virtual event.

Over $1,000 worth of prizes were given away in total. During the five rounds of bingo, the prizes that were distributed were a BC swag pack, a mini projector, queen-size heated blanket, FitBit Versa 2 and Pro Beat wireless headphones. 

Another activity that Schlernitzauer and CEAT put together was trivia. Each round had its own unique holiday spin such as Disney movies, winter wear and holiday movies.

Following trivia was a version of seek-and-find which provoked a lot of running around on camera looking for specific items such as socks with orange in them or canned food. This event gave the attendees an opportunity to move around their environment and fully immerse themselves and interact. 

The Mash Up concluded with students guessing the names of songs and filling in holiday music lyrics.

There was then a final raffle for a Roku Smart-TV. 

“I enjoyed the Holiday Mash Up,” said Jones. “It gave me a break from studying for my exams.”