Seniors take lip sync, but juniors win Spring Spirit Week

By EMMA MCCAFFREY – Freshman, sophomores and juniors came to school on Friday sporting red, white and blue, and seniors wore apparel from the college they will attend in the fall.

But the main focus of the day was the annual lip sync competition during lunch. Representatives from each grade put on a performance for four judges: math teacher Debbie Maher, history teacher Ronald Klein, history teacher Sharyn O’Keefe and English teacher Amanda Kaley.

“Everyone really brought it,” said freshman Christina Alfano of Middletown. “I definitely wasn’t expecting it, but it was really amazing to see everyone get so into it.”

The seniors started the competition and ultimately won. Their performance began with a mash-up of Disney Channel theme songs, and then the entire grade danced to High School Musical’s “We’re All In This Together.” They waved goodbye to “So Long, Farewell” from The Sound of Music, and the performance ended with a dubstep version of the song.

The freshman followed the seniors and ultimately placed last. A group of boys danced to a mash-up of songs including “Apple Bottom Jeans” by Flo Rida and “Cooler Than Me” by Mike Posner.

The juniors, who came in third place, performed next. Their performance included male and female class members dancing to songs by Destiny’s Child, NSYNC and The Jackson Five. At one point, they held up a cardboard cutout of Klein, who will retire this year.

The sophomores closed out the competition and won second place. Dressed up as celebrities like Sia and Beyoncé, class members danced to a mashup of popular recent songs, including “Shake it Off” by Taylor Swift and “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars.

“I was a little disappointed that we didn’t win,” said junior Kelly Kay of Monmouth Beach, who participated in the juniors’ lip sync. “But everyone did a great job and overall it was really fun.”

At the end of the day, the final results of Spirit Week were announced. The juniors came in first place, winning both Fall and Spring Spirit Week this year. In second were the sophomores, followed by the seniors in third and the freshmen in fourth.