The question of how many tiny marshmallows can stick onto a middle school students’ face when it is covered with peanut butter has finally been answered. Eighteen.
Actually, that is how many marshmallows that stuck to eighth-grader Mallory Carcich after her fellow classmates smeared peanut butter all over her face and then threw marshmallows at her in a Spirit Day competition at Rosemont Middle School on Oct. 5.
Spirit Days began last year as a way to build student camaraderie and school spirit.
The teacher mentor of this year’s program is Mike Anker. It was his idea to have the marshmallow toss.
Faith Cho represented her seventh-grade class and made a valiant effort but in the end just couldn’t stick with it.
When asked how it felt to be champion of the peanut butter face contest, Carcich said, “I will never eat peanut butter again.”