Aviva Satz-Kojis wasn’t sure how she wanted to decorate her spork; she saw a lot of her peers creating elaborate designs with nail polish, but her lack of arts-and-crafts experienced discouraged her from trying the same. However, she remembered that she had a bottle of glittery, star-filled nail polish, and she decided to give that a try.
“I spent a very long time placing each star exactly where I wanted it to go,” Satz-Kojis said. “I wanted the glitter to be perfect, so I put on a lot of top coats.”
Her initial goal was to survive the first day of the game, and now, a month from graduation, has just decided to go with the flow.
“Whatever happens, happens!” Satz-Kojis said. “It’s a pretty stupid game.”
Shannon Thomas originally planned to paint her spork and wrap it in shiny duct tape; but one day, when scrolling through her Instagram feed, she found inspiration. She decided to swirl blobs of paint around on the spork, creating an abstract and colorful work of art.
“It took around 20 minutes and then dried overnight,” Thomas said. “It’s original.”
Even though her abstract design is gone by now — chipping the paint turned out to be a satisfying and stress-relieving habit — Thomas is still enjoying her experience in the spork game.
“I like that I’ve lasted this long and it’s just a senior game,” she said. “It’s a fun thing to do your last year of high school.”
India Thomas knew she wanted duct tape on her spork, but when she looked, she only had a bright blue, polka dotted roll. She went with it, wrapping her spork in the tape multiple times.
Before being sporked, Thomas felt at ease with the spork game.
“People just choose not to spork me,” Thomas said. “Right now I’m just letting them eliminate themselves. When there’s a couple people left, then maybe I’ll spork people.”
Thomas was unfortunately sporked on April 4 in Ecology.
Miguel Clement didn’t think about decorating his spork until it started splitting down the middle. When he noticed the crack, he put a small amount of red duct tape on it and carried on. For fun , he decided to put tally marks on it.
“The tally marks represent the people that I’ve sporked,” Clement said.
When she was deciding how to decorate her spork, Emma Hoffman turned to the movies. Drawing inspiration from Dreamworks’s “How to Train Your Dragon,” she painted her spork to look like Toothless.
“It was also inspired by my pet cat,” Hoffman said. “So it looks like both of them!”