Birdlebough Seniors Named Battle of Classes Champs

John C. Birdlebough High School seniors were recently named Battle of the Classes champions for embodying school spirit.

Seniors celebrate their Battle of the Classes win as they raise up the coveted championship trophy.
Seniors celebrate their Battle of the Classes win as they raise up the coveted championship trophy.

The annual event is the culmination of a yearlong effort of the freshmen, sophomore, junior and senior classes to become more involved in school activities and to give back to the community.

Each class received points throughout the year for student involvement in volunteer activities and school functions.

Principal Greg Molloy, left, fist bumps JCB senior Kellen Arnold as the senior class parades into the gymnasium during the school’s recent Battle of the Classes competition.
Principal Greg Molloy, left, fist bumps JCB senior Kellen Arnold as the senior class parades into the gymnasium during the school’s recent Battle of the Classes competition.

Those points were combined with points earned in the Battle of the Classes physical competition, which were calculated to determine the overall winner.

Both the winter guard and drumline offered stellar performances before teachers from each grade level competed in games, earning points for their classes.

Students remained in their respective separated class sections in the JCB gymnasium as they cheered on class representatives who participated in challenges such as a scooter race, a partner relay and tug-of-war.

Members of the Class of 2018 await a performance of the winter guard during the school’s recent Battle of the Classes competition.
Members of the Class of 2018 await a performance of the winter guard during the school’s recent Battle of the Classes competition.

Headed into the final battle, the freshmen class trailed the seniors by only eight points.

Several students showed their Firebird pride as they cheered teammates and teachers to victory.

It was the senior class that edged out its competition with a total 49 points and received the coveted Battle of the Classes trophy.