Students Pay $2 for True Loves

Junior Student Council representative, Suzy Gallivan laughs at the results from her Matchmaker survey.

Junior Student Council representative, Suzy Gallivan laughs at the results from her Matchmaker survey.

Christina Freiberger

Junior Student Council representative, Suzy Gallivan laughs at the results from her Matchmaker survey.

The validity of the Matchmaker survery results may be questioned by many people, but based on my results I think they are 100% accurate. After my perfect first date article was pubished in the February 2011 issue of the Rebellion, my date came out to be number 1 on my Matchmaker list.

Students filled out a 25 question survey, and the student council sent the surveys into a professional business (Fortress Software Inc.) that sent back results of each student’s “true loves.” Once the kids received their matches, the facial expressions varied from omg-we’re-nothing-alike, to I-don’t-even-know-who-that-is, and an occasional oh-my-god-do-you-think-he-likes-me.

The categories on the sheet include same grade matches, compatible friends, and most opposite people, and remaining grade matches, compatible friends, and most opposite people. There’s also 10 zodiac matches with students in the school, along with 10 zodiac matches with celebrities. With each match their is a percentage that shows how similar the two people’s survey answers are, and how likely it is that the two will get along.

When senior Kevin Hickey was asked about his first reaction to his #1 match, he responded, “I’m in love.” Similar to Hickey, most of the students did not take the results seriously, which was expected. The survey was just for fun, and senior Julia Connell said she told the people that they were on her list, “because [she] knows it’s a joke and doesn’t mean anything.” When Connell was asked about her first reaction, she definitely categorized into the I-don’t-even-know-who-that-is facial expressions as she responded, “I have never spoken to the kid. But, I can see us getting married in the future.”

Students could purchase their results at lunch for $2, and most say it was well worth sparing a couple bucks. Junior Giorgio Sarkis said he was happy he bought his matches, “beacuse it was good laughs” and Hickey said he is “more than happy.”

The Student Council advisor, Ms. Kerry McMenimen, found the fundraiser to be a big hit, gaining the club some profit. Ms. McMenimen said, “kids are interested, so we’ll probably do it again next year.”