Sophomores get a taste of sweet victory on Day 1 of Spring Spirit Week

Jordan Juliano

All shades of colors painted the halls of CHS on Apr. 24 helping to kick off the first day of Spring Spirit Week with the theme of Monochrome Monday.

Daily scavenger hunts returned this Spring Spirit Week after Penny Wars replaced it during Fall Spirit Week. Students were tasked with roaming the school to find various items ranging from a mirror to a piece of fruit. In the end, the sophomore class placed first followed by the seniors, juniors and freshmen respectively. 

Sophomore class president Phin Whedon of Wall expressed his excitement for his class’ win.

“I was really happy. When we saw that we finished scav in three minutes, I was like ‘Oh my god, this is insane,’” Whedon said. 

Immediately after the scavenger hunt, the annual Cupcake Wars event commenced as members of each class set up their displays. The theme of “Spring Traditions” brought a Spring garden, farmers market, Spirit Week commemoration and an easter egg hunt to the back of the cafeteria. A panel of teachers judged each class on flavor, creativity and overall display.  

Sophomores took first place in Cupcake Wars, with seniors coming in second, juniors in third, and freshmen in fourth.

Sophomore class vice-president Molly McCarthy of Manasquan described the taste of victory as bittersweet.

“I am super psyched. I was a little nervous and freaking out while setting everything up, my hands were shaking and I was shoving people out of the way,” McCarthy said. “I was having a good time but, also was ready to tear the entire school down if everything didn’t go well. It felt really nice to finish it and also win.”

With day one of Spring Spirit Week coming to an end, the current standings are the sophomores in first with 80 points, followed by the seniors with 65 points, the juniors with 53 points and the freshmen with 40 points. 

“I am cautiously hopeful for the week because I don’t want to be too big for my britches,” Whedon said. “I don’t want whoever is up there to strike us down, so we will see.”

The competition will heat up tomorrow as the classes face off in Balloon Pop with the theme of Generations Day.