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