In what has come to be known as one of the most exciting weeks at Millburn High each year, spirit week, along with Battle of the Classes, took place at Millburn High School last week. Although completely dominated by the senior class, this was definitely one of the most spirited Battle of the Classes to date.
Before the actual event on Friday night, all of the classes seemed to be really excited and interested in dressing up for spirit week this year. The day themes varied from different holidays to pajama day, but as it seemed, each day was filled with student participation.
The Hallway Decorations were especially exceptional this year. Overall, the seniors had won the hallway decoration, having this one beautiful Post-It Note decoration. With that being said, each class had a nice looking hallway, and the judges did not have an easy decision to make when it came to determining who got second, third, or fourth place.
After spirt week had ended, the seniors had won the dress-up events as well as both coin wars and the Hallways decorations. However, it was not only because of their big lead that they became the favorites going into the night. Fielding a team consisting of a lot of star varsity athletes, as well as being the most spirited team, the seniors were the overwhelming favorites heading into the night. They were also determined to redeem their fate from last year having finished last place.
There was no underdog story this year as the Seniors had won boys tug-of-war, the egg and boot toss, and the three-legged race just to name a few. None of the other classes could compete.
Heading into the night, the Sophomores and the Juniors had their own little battle for who could finish second place. The juniors, who had taken second place last year, and were determined to do just that this year; however, the Sophomores were talking themselves up and seemed quite confident that they could seal the deal for second place. With the seniors dominating the field, the battle for second place became the most interesting part of the night.
With that being said, nothing could take away from the importance of the dance. Each team had worked hard in preparation for their dance, and like the hallway decorations, this had been one of the most competitive dances in years. Eventually, led by Jessie Maitlin, the Sophomores had taken first place for this competition. They had both flips and humor in their dance which ultimately sealed them the event. In second, however, the seniors redeemed themselves from their dance of last year (they had finished last place last year). Some people even thought that they deserved to win. In what was the most questionable decision of the night, the Freshman placed third for their dance. This left the fans of the Junior Class baffled by the judging. This left the junior class extremely disappointed.
In an event that got the members of each class cheering and roaring to show their sprit, the winner of the Battle of the Classes was the Senior class, winning with ease. In second place, the juniors had edged the Sophomores by a close margin thanks to their lead before the event during spirit week. However, during the actual Battle of The Classes event, the Sophomores had actually topped the Juniors by one point, but because of their disappointing display during Spirit Week they had finished the night in third place. With that being said, the Freshman, quite predictably, finished the night in last place, however showed a lost of promise for years to come.
Next year’s event looks as though it will be a competitive one, and if it is anything like this year’s event, the school and the fans are in for a real treat.