Fifth quarter kicks off

By Jacy Glazier

From left, Kaleb Deleon and Koric Cox enjoy a game of pool at the first fifth quarter of the season after Thursday night’s volleyball game against Spearfish.

Last Thursday night marked the first fifth quarter of the season after an outstanding win for the Wildcats varsity volleyball team against Spearfish.

Students who attend after games get to enjoy hot appetizers, soda, pool and other fun games with their friends downtown at the Begging Burro.

“I love coming to fifth quarter because it’s where I can come to spend time with my friends since I am homeschooled,” said Rachel Larcher.

Fifth quarter was started again last year with the student council and Janet and Brian Boyer being the driving force behind it.

“The Boyers really go out of their way to make this happen and to make sure the students have a positive alternative after activities and events,” said Custer High School Principal Orion Thompson.

There are also several other businesses and people around town that help make fifth quarter possible by being weekly sponsors.

“The numerous sponsors and donors we have has been inspiring. The community has been amazing, not only with the financial aspect, but the outpouring of volunteers and the communication,” said Thompson.

Sandy Arseneault said that fifth quarter is really a great activity to have available to the students — especially as the weather gets cooler outside.

“I think the most we ever had was about 160 kids and the lowest we have had is 70,” she said.

If you are interested in sponsoring or supervising fifth quarter, you can contact the Custer High School or Sandy Arseneault.