A yearlong school-wide battle for bragging rights at John C. Birdlebough High School culminated with a senior class victory in the Battle of the Classes on March 28 during Spirit Week.
Throughout the school year, each class earned points for various service projects and for displaying school spirit.
Although the freshman class had the most points headed into the recent battle, the seniors scored enough points during the Battle of the Classes to propel them to the top of the leader board.
With much pomp and circumstances, students filed into the JCB gymnasium to root on their classmates.
Divided into four groups — with freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors each relegated to their own section — Firebird pride was evident as students erupted in cheers throughout the multipart competition.
“The point of Spirit Week is to end our school year with a unity of the classes, coming together as a group of Firebirds and family,” said senior class adviser Lisa Spereno.
The event did just that, as students competed in events such as cup stacking, scooter races, an obstacle course and tug-of-war.
For the seasoned veterans in the senior class, a common theme emerged as they tallied first-place finishes in four of the five events to edge out the freshmen.
The juniors finished in third place, followed by the sophomore class.