APPP Announces Video Tournament Winners


Madison Polack, Staff Writer, Advanced Journalism

The finals of the APPP video game tournament, which took place on the auditorium stage with a big screen, ended on Thursday, January 21.

Zachary Jerzyk won Wii Super Mario Kart while Michael Wengrzyn and Michael Loomis defeated Cade Van Den Heuvel and Brehme Quidzinski in Wii Tennis.

With the game going into penalty kicks, Nicholas Lasecki outlasted Charlie Lemkuil in FIFA soccer.

Charlie Parish beat Brehme Quidzinski in the NHL hockey final.

Lastly, John Mogan won out over Michael Wengryzn in Madden Football.

Sophomore APPP leader Charlie Lemkuil said, “The set-up on the stage for the tournament was so cool with the big screen and light-up chairs. For our first time doing it, it was a success. We hope to increase the number of participants next year.”

APPP would like to thank all who participated in the tournament and hope to see many more students there next year.

EARLIER STORY:  The APPP “Moving A.H.E.A.D. Team” (A Healthy Environment against Alcohol & Drugs) is excited to sponsor their first annual video game tournament beginning on Friday, January 15,  and officially ending on Thursday, January 21.

The finals for each game will be played in the auditorium on the big screen at 1:30 p.m. There will be prizes for the winner of each game.

Students may be wondering, “What games are being played at this tournament?” In fact, a variety of different games will be available for students to play. The sports-related games include FIFA, NHL, Madden and Wii sports (bowling and tennis).

In addition, students will be able to show off their moves in Just Dance and test their driving skills playing Mario Kart.


The leaders of APPP and Mr. Greg Masarik have been working hard and having countless meetings to try to make this first-time event a success.

Cole Cullen, sophomore APPP leader, said, “This is our first video game tournament ever, and we are optimistic that there will be a great turnout. Also, we expect the tournament to be just as big if not bigger in the years to follow.”

“There are many fun games that will be played for all different interests,” said sophomore leader Charlie Lemkuil, “and you can win fun prizes.”