Chick-Fil-A Challenge is coming to town


Photo by Joseph Kamandy

Grizzlies and Knights are ready to fight to claim the title of Chick-Fil-A Challenge Winner.

Story by Samantha Wong, Editor in Chief

   It’s that time of year again: the Chick-Fil-A Challenge is back and this year we are in it to win it! This challenge is between the San Marcos Knights and our very own Mission Hills Grizzlies from Oct. 28 to Nov. 1, our 16th annual Discovery Bowl. Throughout the week, the two schools try to buy the most Chick-Fil-A in order to win the trophy and title of Chick-Fil-A Champion. Last year SMHS bought the most Chick-Fil-A, but this year we will overcome and bring home the victory. 

   The Chick-Fil-A Challenge is a great way to raise money for our school as we will receive a donation for a portion of the total sales between both schools. This event is a fun and easy way to support your school, enjoy good food, and have a great time catching up with your friends and family. Everyone is welcome to participate and show support.

   “I’m excited for my first Chick-Fil-A challenge because I’ve never done anything like this, and I can’t wait to show my support,” Kaylah Espinoza (9) said.

   Visit as many times as you like throughout the week as anything will help, but be sure to mention that you are from Mission Hills to the cashier before the transaction is done to get credit. In addition, Tuesday Oct. 29, is Mission Hills day at Chick-Fil-A, we will be holding a pep rally at the restaurant.

   “I’m excited to decorate the inside of Chick-Fil-A with Mission Hills merch because I get to build on the school spirit,” said Leanne Ly (11), ASB member.

  The school that visits the most during the week before 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1, will win the Chick-Fil-A trophy. The winner will be announced during half-time at the Discovery Bowl game hosted at home. 

   “The competition and rivalry between San Marcos and Mission Hills fuels ASB in creating an extremely spirited week at school through the Chick-Fil-A Challenge, which is the perfect precursor to the Discovery Bowl game on Friday,” said Logan Lidster (12), MHHS Student Body President. 

   You also have the opportunity to show support by participating in this year’s spirit days. The days are as follows (Monday-Friday): Grizzly Pride, dress as a Chick-Fil-A worker, dress as a Cow day, Halloween Costumes, and Blackout. On Tuesday, ASB will be selling Chick-Fil-A starting at 6:30 a.m. This year, ASB is holding a costume contest in partnership with San Marcos Chick-Fil-A, so on Thursday stop by the ASB room to show off your costume. The winner will receive a whole year of free Chick-Fil-A. Consolation prizes will also be given out. The entire week, different events will be happening during lunch so keep a lookout. Discovery Bowl week is going to be one to remember: let us see if it will be Cardinal and Gold or Silver and Blue.