Class of 2023 continues freshmen trip tradition at GoodSports


Blot photo by Jordan Durkin

Freshmen play a bonding game in GoodSports in Wall.

Emma Barofsky

The Class of 2023 made new friends and continued an annual CHS tradition at this year’s trip to GoodSports in Wall on Friday, Sept. 5. 

For almost 20 years, the freshmen trip provides new students with an opportunity to get to know their classmates at Thompson Park in Lincroft. Due to inclement weather, the location was changed to a local sports facility.

The incoming students played a variety of games and participated in teamwork activities such as Everybody’s It and Red Light, Green Light. The SGA organized these events, and carried them with help from the presidents of each class council.

Freshman Meghan Garrity of Middletown enjoyed the trip since it was a great way to break the ice.

“I think it definitely was a good way to bond with other kids because you’re all in the same situation,” Garrity said. “It makes the rest of the day a lot more enjoyable when you know something about somebody in your group.”

Junior and Class of 2021 President Isabella Carmona-Ramirez of Long Branch attended the field trip. By remembering her experience as a freshman two years ago, she was able to decide which games the Class of 2023 would enjoy the most. 

“My personal favorite was the Rock Paper Scissors Tournament… there is barely any awkwardness or uncomfort for the freshman, so everyone is always glad to participate,” Carmona-Ramirez said.

She explained that she loved watching the start of many long-lasting friendships.

“They got to know some of the people they’ll be spending the next four years with, as well as some upperclassmen who may be able to help make their transition into CHS easier,” Carmona-Ramirez said.