CAEB to compete in writing contest


Clubs and Events Board President Justin Nicholson (right) with student senate president Valencai Scott (left) listen to the board discuss the theme for next semesters Murder Mystery Dinner at the October 11, 2016 meeting. (Photo by Robert Hansen)

Mychael Jones

At their Tuesday meeting CAEB discussed “National Novel Writing Month” (NaNoWriMo) which it has has competed for the last four years. CAEB also talked about the upcoming Club Day for Nov. 17th.

The NaNoWriMo is an annual internet-based creative writing project that requires a person to write 50 thousand words in the month of Nov.

CAEB Pres. Justin Nicholson mentioned that there has been a longstanding rivalry against the country of Sweden in this competition.

“The Sacramento area is in a constant battle with Sweden over how many words we can produce,” Nicholson said. “Sweden beat us last year, they produced over 10 thousand more words than we did.”

This was based on an amount of people who sign up for the NaNoWriMo and not on the population size.

CAEB Vice Pres. Valencia Scott suggested a prize could be given for the best story. The prize will be brought up for talks within the next meeting.

The contest ends at 11:59 p.m on Nov. 30

“Starting next Tues. we will begin writing,” Nicholson said.

The other topic of the meeting included the upcoming Club Day in two weeks from this Thurs.

CAEB director Ashlee Nicholson suggested game ideas, such as getting a ping pong ball into a cup and another game involving  chewing gum and whipped cream to make a bubble.

“We also thought about Pumpkin Bowling,” Nicholson said.

Also at the meeting there were brief talks about a possible food drive which according to Scott would be “to help the student population who have hunger concerns.”