Students participate in the Balloon Pop game, where they attempt to move through the gym floor with a balloon between their legs. They then sit on a chair and pop the balloon.
Students participate in the “Balloon Pop” game, where they attempt to move through the gym floor with a balloon between their legs. They then sit on a chair and pop the balloon.
EHS STUDENT COUNCIL

Five Events, Four Classes, One Winner

On Friday, January 26, students and faculty at Edison High School gathered for a Battle of the Classes event, competing against each other in various activities to earn points adding to their team’s score in the yearlong quest for victory.

There were a total of five games in this event: the three-legged race, “Hungry Hippos,” “Pin the Tie on Mr. Ross,” an obstacle race, and the “Balloon Pop.” Although the finishes were very close, the seniors ended up winning the entire event.

“It was exciting to see the students and staff having so much fun throughout the five events,” said Student Council advisor and Science teacher Ms. Kaitlin Alusik-Brown, the event’s organizer.

The first game was the three-legged race, in which teams of two, with one competitor’s leg tied to the other’s, raced to the finish line. This race proved controversial, as there were many accusations of cheating, with some participants even claiming that the game was “rigged.” Though there was much chaos, the seniors ended up winning this minigame.
The second game was “Hungry Hippos,” in which the goal was to obtain as many small bean-bag-like toys as possible. The staff ended up dominating this event and emerged as the winners.

Navaneeth Krishna ’27 participates in the “Pin the Tie on Mr. Ross” game, struggling to place the tie close to the target. (EHS STUDENT COUNCIL)

The third game was “Pin the Tie” on Mr. Ross, in which individuals were blindfolded and tried to place a tie closest to a posterized Mr. Ross’ neck. In this game, the seniors “clutched up” by pinning the tie directly on Mr. Ross’ neck area with perfect aim. By contrast, the freshmen and sophomores were only able to approximate the target.

The fourth game was an obstacle race in which the competitors’ end goal was finding a random object. The class that obtained their random object in the fastest time possible was announced the winner. Each class chose two competitors to represent them in this event. One person was blindfolded and had to get to the objects with the help of the directions given from the other. There was some controversy in this competition as well, but ultimately the freshmen ended up securing their first and only victory of the evening.

“It was a lucky win, and our only one,” said participant Navaneeth Krishna ‘27. “In fact, we had only two people who showed up for the event, putting us at a major disadvantage.”

The fifth and final game was the “Balloon Pop,” in which competitors tried to get from one side of the playing field to the other with a balloon in between their legs. Then, they would try to pop the balloon by sitting on a chair with the balloon still underneath. The seniors were able to pop the most balloons, declaring them the winners of this game.

“Everyone was there to have a good time, and I am hoping this event encourages more people to come out to the final Battle of the Classes event in May,” said Alusik-Brown.

Overall, the seniors came in first place, staff in second, sophomores in third, juniors in fourth, and freshmen in fifth.

As the winners of this event, the seniors now lead in the Battle of the Classes, closely followed by the juniors. The sophomores are trailing the juniors for third place, and the freshmen currently hold the last position.

Another Battle of the Classes Event is coming up in May.

Everyone was there to have a good time, and I am hoping this event encourages more people to come out to the final Battle of the Classes event in May.

— Ms. Alusik-Brown

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