Going green: FYE hosts first-ever SJC shamrock hunt

Saint Patrick’s Day at San Jacinto College Central Campus may feel like a normal day, and may even look like a normal day, but lucky shamrocks are inconspicuously hiding all over the campus.
First Year Experience (FYE) is hosting the first-ever Shamrock Hunt where students finding shamrocks turn them into the FYE office and win a prize.
San Jac student Ben Vail said he is very excited “this event will be introduced this year.”
“I’m looking forward to the St. Patrick’s Day event,” Vail said, “because the institution I attended before had a St. Patrick’s Day parade and celebration.”
Similarly, fellow student Cydney Williams said she is also happy there will be a commemorative activity on March 17.
“Usually there are no St. Patrick’s Day events,” Williams sad, “but I’m happy to hear there will be one going on this year.”
According to FYE Coordinator Liz Garcia, all the shamrocks turned into FYE will equal a prize.
“Prizes have not yet been determined,” Garcia said, “but most likely, (they will include) anything from candy to a t-shirt.”
The Shamrock Hunt is open to all students, all day long on St. Patrick’s Day.
So, students seeing green on March 17 aren’t necessarily green with envy, they just may be seeing the lucky green color of a prize-winning shamrock.