Class of 2021 wins first Spirit Week


Blot Photo by Leigh Lustig

The Junior class celebrates their win at the end of the day on Friday.

Riley Forrester

The Class of 2021 was awarded their first Fall Spirit Week champions title on Friday, Nov. 1, as the five days of competitions drew to a close. Students sported outfits from different generations and competed against each other in the new “Tricks and Treats” event.

The freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors were each assigned to dress up as babies, angsty teens, midlife crises and senior citizens, respectively. Freshman Keegan Foy of Spring Lake chose her outfit based on the earliest stage of life. 

“I wore a unicorn onesie and brought a giant pacifier,” Foy said.

In addition to participating in Friday’s theme, several students were also involved in the new lunchtime event. During “Tricks and Treats,” students worked together to solve riddles in five levels of difficulty and exchanged their vouchers from each right answer for candy with varying point values. Senior Zach Weisenstein of Marlboro enjoyed the new event.

“I thought it was a lot of fun even though it was hectic at times. It really brought the grade together,” Weisenstein said. 

The juniors and the seniors tied for first in the event, followed by the sophomores and freshmen, respectively. 

At the end of the day, the final standings were announced by SGA. The freshmen came in fourth place with 275 points, the sophomores placed third with 315 points, the seniors took second place with 405 points and the juniors were crowned the victors of the week with 420 points.

Class of 2021 President Isabella Carmona-Ramirez of Long Branch expressed gratitude for her class and named their involvement as a leading factor in the victory.

“After winning ‘Make-A-Monster,’ everyone was motivated to do their best and threw themselves into events,” Carmona-Ramirez said. “The Class of 2021’s determination, participation and patience is the only reason that this was possible. The council and I are super proud and can’t thank them enough.”