Written by Alexandra Goidel Thursday, 27 March 2014 00:00
The North Shore High School held its much anticipated annual Sports Night on Feb. 27. Through healthy competition, students from each of the four classes competed in relays and activities to declare which class is “the best” in the school. Each class chose a holiday as a theme for night and filled the gymnasium’s walls and bleachers with colorful decorations. The freshmen chose Halloween, the sophomores Valentine’s Day, the juniors the Fourth of July, and the seniors chose New Year’s Eve.
Since spaces were limited, some seniors arrived at school as early as 3 a.m. on a cold day in January to register for this school spirit event and secure spots in different relays. In the week leading up to Sports Night, the student participants worked hard after each school day to prepare their entrances and dances, create cleverly themed decorations, and practice the relay events. Some of the relays and activities included the scooter race, obstacle course, tug of war, and a student choreographed exercise/dance. During each relay, the energy could be felt through the cheering and chanting from the audience and student participants. Many parents and classmates came to support the participants and display their North Shore Viking pride.
Although each class demonstrated amazing effort, the senior class appeared to be the best prepared for the events. As such, the senior class was victorious and was declared the overall winner. Some participants commented that the senior class usually wins, as it has the advantage of three prior years of practice for the events.
After the final event, the classes united to celebrate a successful night.
Senior Noelle Pisicano said, “Ms. Miranda [the senior class advisor] and the 72 students participating in Sports Night all came together and had a great time… it was a really great last sports night.”
The proceeds from the raffles and tickets sold during the event benefit each class evenly. The proceeds will be allocated to other events such as the Junior Prom, the Senior Prom and Fashion Show. Most students look forward to both events as a way to celebrate the end of the school year with their friends and classmates.