Fishers and HSE students create their banana split’s at a Cru meeting on August 29 at Fishers High School. (Photo by Sophia Krueger.)
Fishers and HSE students create their banana split’s at a Cru meeting on August 29 at Fishers High School.

Photo by Sophia Krueger.

Cru continues tradition

August 31, 2022

The interdenominational Christian parachurch organization, Cru, is on campus at six high schools within the Indianapolis area. Out of the six, only one has an annual meeting that offers a 100-foot banana split. 

Senior and Cru student leader Annalise Roach co-leads a meeting at Fishers High School that features this unique school tradition, with an unknown origin.

“I have no idea [how the tradition started]. I know it’s been going on for a really long time,” Roach said.

The meeting featured a 100-foot-long table with options for students to customize their ice cream.

“There’s the bananas, and caramel, chocolate, and strawberry sauce. There are little Oreo pieces, sprinkles,” Roach said. “A lot of the standard stuff.”

Roach said she joined Cru for the community, and senior Leah Majeski had similar reasoning. 

“I was invited by a friend one year and she was like, “It’s gonna be so fun,” and I was so excited to go,” Majeski said. “It’s just a really good environment with a bunch of people ready to help you do whatever.”

According to Majeski, she has never participated in a tradition like this at FHS, but that a tradition like the 100-foot banana split can generate the community she and Roach were initially searching for.

“It just keeps people together and it’s just something that everyone looks forward too,” Majeski said. “It’s something that you can invite people to if you’re not a Christian, or if you want to invite friends, you can do that because it’s just a banana split. It’s just a wonderful opportunity to bring more people together.”

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Sophia Krueger, Reporter

Sophia is a senior at Fishers High School. She enjoys playing violin and watching sports.

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