Water wars round one takes a serious turn


Anna Grace Medlin, Editor-in-Chief

Over the past week and a half the whole school, and even the town of Fuquay, has been buzzing around the Water Wars tournament put on by the class of 2023. The first round of the tournament was just completed on Sunday bringing the total number of teams from 32 to 16. The second round began Thursday and will end Friday May 5.

It is important to remember that FVHS is not affiliated with this tournament. With all of the drama and dangerous stunts involving this tournament, the police have been called numerous times. It is vital to remember to make good decisions and to represent our school well. This is meant to be a fun game, not a dangerous, life-altering stunt. Several teams have had the police called on them. One of the reasons this keeps happening is because people are painting their water guns black, making them appear to be real ones. Most of the times the police have been called because a team is lurking around an opposing team member’s house causing the neighbors to become suspicious. If your team is still involved in the tournament, make sure to tell your neighbors about Water Wars to eliminate confusion.

When Water Wars was put on by the graduating class of 2022, it was viewed as a fun activity for the seniors to participate in before they graduated. However, this year, some think the games have gotten a little out of hand.

 “I’ve always liked the idea of an exclusive senior game that brings the graduating class together and gives you guys memories. I’ve always liked Water Wars. However, I think in this current political climate and police climate, it’s not the smartest idea,” stated civics teacher Gregg Halkuff.


While last year the games were a light hearted tournament that brought the senior class together, this year it seems to be doing the opposite. 

“I think it was rigged and they sucked all of the fun out of it,” stated senior Kristen Judd, whose team the Tsunami Mommies, was eliminated in the first round by the Jump Out Boyz.

There are definitely some mixed feelings when it comes to Water Wars and some are enthusiastic to say the least.

 “Let everyone know the Jump Out Boyz are going to win this whole thing,” stated senior Owen Demming.

Because we are still in the early stages of round two there’s no way to know who will bring home the prize money. It’s also important for our seniors to remember that this is for fun, and everyone should be making smart decisions to keep everyone safe.