The Kenyon Hunger Games: Tribute Roundup, Part II

We here at The Thrill are back with day two of coverage of the upcoming Kenyon Hunger Games. Today we’ll take you through interviews, ratings and Caesar Flickerman’s’s commentary for the tributes from Districts 6 through 10. Tune back in tomorrow for the final tribute roundup and for the announcement about which lucky tribute will receive The Thrill‘s sponsorship this year.

Take it away, Caesar.

District 6: Megan Shaw ’15 and Samuel Teeter ’15

Megan Shaw:

What would you say is your greatest strength in the Games? I have mastered the art of Jewish guilt. People will feel too bad to get me out.

For what or whom are you fighting? Gryffindor House.

How are you planning on getting sponsors? Just being me. #yolo

Samuel Teeter:

What would you say is your greatest strength in the Games? My parkour skills.

For what or whom are you fighting? Fun.

How quickly could you kill us all using only your pinky finger? You wouldn’t reach the end of this sentence.

District 7: Rachel Kaplan ’15 and Samuel Hilling ’15

Rachel Kaplan:

What would you say is your greatest strength in the Games? My greatest strength will be hiding from the other tributes. Also maybe distracting them with my super derpy face.

For what or whom are you fighting? I am fighting for … my life? Yep. Also good food.

Which other tributes do you ship? I ship the tributes from District 12 — Nat Katz and Lauren Katz. What other ships are there?

Samuel Hilling:

What would you say is your greatest strength in the Games? My pasty white skin. I can blend into the walls of the academic buildings or perhaps pretend to be a low-hanging cloud.

For what or whom are you fighting? FOR NARNIA.

Are you good at counting? Yes. Watch this! One, two, three, four … FIVESIXSEVENEIGHTNINETENELEVENTWELVE. But I’m still not as good as Caesar Flickerman.

District 8: Andrea Odegaard ’14 and Robert Angell ’13

Andrea Odegaard:

What would you say is your greatest strength in the Games? My greatest strength is my perseverance and skill. I will never quit.

For what or whom are you fighting? I fight for my district.

What is your favorite weapon? My sword.

Robert Angell:

What would you say is your greatest strength in the Games? My greatest strength is my fearlessness.

For what or whom are you fighting? I am fighting for my friends and family and the kids at Wiggin Street Elementary School.

Which god is watching over you during the Games? The Twins (Artemis and Apollo) are watching over me.

District 9: Hanna Buzsaki ’15 and Graeme Earle ’15

Hanna Buzsaki:

What would you say is your greatest strength in the Games? Um … I don’t have any?

For what or whom are fighting? For the Republic?

Who do you think will be the first to die? Me?

Graeme Earle:

What would you say is your greatest strength in the Games? Rapaciousness.

For what or whom are you fighting? To crush my enemies.  To see them driven before me.  And to hear the lamentations of their women.

Will you prioritize offense or defense? Offense.

District 9 and ¾: Julia Morris ’15 and Conor Dugan ’15

Julia Morris:

What would you say is your greatest strength in the Games? I would say that my greatest strength in the games is my ability to manipulate little critters to do my bidding with my song.

For what or whom are you fighting? Justice.

How are your parents doing?

Conor Dugan:

What would you say is your greatest strength in the Games? That would be to suggest that I had any strengths.

For what or whom are you fighting? I’m just trying to stay alive.

Are you immune to any of the Unforgivable Curses? Well, it’s my understanding that it’s not really possible to be perfectly immune to the Unforgivable Curses. I’ve never heard of a defense against the Cruciatus Curse. It’s true that some say it’s possible to resist the Imperius Curse, but you have to be prepared and have an amazing willpower. I’ve only ever heard of great wizards resisting it, and, well … I’m not that great. There is protection against the Killing Curse, but it’s not exactly something you could seek out and obtain. You need someone to love you so much that they’d be willing to sacrifice his or herself for you. It’s quite literally the magic of love, and well, I don’t want anyone to have to die for me. Besides, even that protection is fallible.

District 10: Payton Schlicht ’15 and James Patrick McElyea ’15

Payton Schlicht:

What would you say is your greatest strength in the Games? My greatest strength is my speed and ability to hide. I’m quick enough to survive the Cornucopia and clever enough to evade my competition. If I can’t be caught, I can’t be killed.

For what or whom are you fighting? I fight in hopes of giving others a chance to live. If I can prolong the lives of those I love — whether or not I win — I will be the victor.

Where is the best place to hide? I can’t very well tell you that, can I? If I do, the rest of the tributes will know exactly where to find me. However, I’ll let you know that I’m skilled at climbing and will probably hide myself in the foliage.

James Patrick McElyea:

What would you say is your greatest strength in the Games? I’m like John McClane in Die Hard — I refuse to die.

For what or whom are you fighting? To defeat the evil empire and claim my right to the throne of justice.

Are you a man or are you a muppet? A muppet of a man.

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