By Senior Journalism students AJ B., Ramsey R., and Darrick J.
Wednesday, February 12th, was the second day of the weekly Spirit Days Competition for 2020. Known as “Twin Day,” students, faculty, and staff dressed up in identical outfits. There were actually twins, triplets, and even quadruplets. The school day closed with a class curling competition in the gym. Using a floor curling set (no ice needed), each class put forth a team of four competitors. For those who might not be familiar with curling, the goal is to slide the “rock” into the “house” as close to the “button” as possible. In everyday English, push the disk towards the target and aim for the center.
The preliminary round saw the seniors taking on the 8th/9th grade team and the juniors playing against the sophomores. A close contest saw the seniors advance to the winner’s bracket with a score of 3-2. The juniors also advanced to the winner’s bracket with a score of 3-1. In the consolation round for third place, the 8th/9th graders dominated with a score of 3-1.
The final match-up of the day saw the seniors and juniors battling it out for first place. This was an intense match with the teams tied. A shootout was needed to determine a winner. The seniors brought their best sliding skills, winning the shootout 3-0. With two more events and dress-up days to come, the current overall Spirit Days competition standings are: in first place – the juniors, followed by the seniors, 8th/9th graders, and sophomores.
Curling photos by Ms. Haas