This past month, Pontiac Township High School hosted its 89th Annual Holiday Tournament- a chance for basketball teams from all around the state to come together in order to compete for the championship. Over the course of 26 games held, Curie Metropolitan High School took first place, with Bloomington High School close behind after a narrow defeat by five points in the final game. However, the Holiday Tournament is much more than a crowd spectacle to PTHS. Every year, PTHS uses earnings from the Holiday Tournament to fund various programs around the school. Most notably, all of the earnings from the concessions stand, which was staffed with members of Student Council, will be used to help fund this year’s Prom, as well as the subsequent Post-Prom activities. In short, the Holiday Tournament is more than a basketball competition- it is a chance for students of schools around the state to join together in order to express their passion for basketball- and an important fundraiser to help provide valuable opportunities to all PTHS students.