Two teams representing Cazenovia and Hamilton central high schools competed in the second annual "High School Feud" challenge, held Saturday May 21.
Sponsored by the Cazenovia High School Parent Teacher Student Association, members from each school good naturedly participated in the event to raise awareness and funds for two important causes.
The Hamilton team's ticket sales went to the Muscular Dystrophy Association as students have been inspired by a Hamilton student who lives courageously despite the debilitating disease. Cazenovia students played to raise funds for Madison County animal shelter, Wanderer's Rest Humane Association.
Local PTSA President, Ellen Romagnoli, welcomed the audience and Master of Ceremony, Christian Garber, who introduced the contestants and hosted the show through three challenging rounds.
Cazenovia team members included Jon Lyga, Joe Colligan, Teddy Tormey, Robbie Carpenter and Jocelyn Golden. Students competing from Hamilton included Kinzea Jones, Josh Hodge, Charlie Todd, Emma Parish and Maureen Spellicy.
In last year's inaugural event, the Cazenovian team brought home the trophy.
This year, however, despite Team Cazenovia maintaining the lead for most of the game, Team Hamilton pulled ahead with some last minute "Good Answers" and claimed the top spot.
The winners took home a new customized trophy from the Cazenovia high school workshop, sporting the catchphrase "Survey Says!"
Despite the event being rescheduled from a town power outage in February, students were able to keep the tradition alive.
The teams donated their combined funds of over $350 to the MDA as well as Wanderers' Rest. The CHSPTSA is proud of the amount of support given for the event, with a large turnout of students and parents who both helped prepare for, and attended the annual competition.