Students explored the ins-and-outs of the city of Hillsdale at the Student Activities Board’s scavenger hunt in downtown Hillsdale on Friday. Students who attended explored the city while making stops in participating businesses to complete challenges and earn prizes.
“The whole idea was we organized with businesses in town beforehand and had them offer a reward, discount, prize, or activity in their store,” sophomore SAB member Claire Henzel said. “For example, at Jilly Beans, we subsidized a dollar off of drinks, at the flower shop they could get a free flower, and at the candy store they could get a free piece of candy.”
According to Henzel, SAB split the hunt into two paths, each with its own scavenger hunt, so as to separate the student groups taking part in the hunt.
“They had QR codes at each business that would lead the students to the next place they were supposed to go, and they’d follow that like a scavenger hunt,” Henzel said.
According to a sophomore SAB member Gabby Lewis, more than 50 students and 11 businesses participated in the event.
“The weather was a little cold, but we still had a pretty good turnout,” Lewis said.
One of the students who participated, freshman Josiah Jagoda, said he enjoyed the experience.
“It was so much fun, it was such a good time,” Jagoda said. “It was significantly more entertaining than I thought it was going to be.”
Jagoda said his favorite part of the hunt was the stop at Toasted Mud, a paint-your-own pottery studio.
“Toasted Mud had little ceramics that you could paint, so I painted a little owl,” Jagoda said. “That was a blast, to just sit down and paint for like 30 minutes in the middle of your scavenger hunt.”