WJ hosts Family Feud to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society


Clara Freitas, Assistant Opinion Editor

On February 15, seniors Levi Nathans and Kristen Mitchell hosted the “Family Feud” game show, as part of the Pennies for Patients fundraising month for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). To participate, each teams of four to five members paid five dollars per member to participate. Based on the television game show hosted by Steve Harvey, the goal of the competition was to guess the most popular answer from a survey.
“The team members cannot confer with one another while in control of the board. The team gets a strike for each answer that is not on the board or fail to respond. There is no time limit, but the host can impose a 10-second count if time is short,” Nathans said. Two strikes can also force the team to relinquish the control of the board, getting the other team the chance to get the points by correctly guessing one of the remaining answers. The team who gets the most answers from the survey wins the round.
The team captains also had to declare their group costume. The event hosted some interesting personalities, including Minions, Gru and Agnes from the Despicable Me movies, princesses and even Darth Vader, who was welcomed with a loud “Imperial March” from the crowd. The highlight of the night, however, was the group dressed as WJ’s SGA officers, who won the best costume award.
“[Family Feud] was definitely a lot of fun, and the costumes were so creative because people worked so hard on them,” SGA Vice President Sarah Sabet said. “It definitely made a dent in our goal of 40,000 dollars.”
The event had great turnout. With 10 teams, “Family Feud” alone raised more than $500 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Last year, Walter Johnson High School raised $35,115.59, ranking sixth in the country for most funds raised. The LLS uses the donation not only to provide treatment and services to patients, but also to fund research to find a cure and to invest on public