Students at Wellington C. Mepham High School came to battle on Nov. 15 at their annual Battle of the Classes.
Students from all four grades represented their classes in an oversized volleyball game, relay races, a dance competition, tug of war and the famed Pirate Relay.
The faculty were represented as well with their own team and a special dance performance choreographed by Mepham’s kickline team.
The senior class of 2024 prevailed as the night’s winner after securing wins in the pre-events including Penny Wars, Class Color Day and the Stairway Climb.
The event was coordinated by teachers Kerry Dennis, Chris Patten and the students in Participation in Government as a part of the Senior Service-Learning Project. All proceeds from this year’s Battle of the Classes along with the Flag Field of Honor and Stairway Climb will go toward the veteran-led disaster relief organization, Team Rubicon.
Since September, the Senior Service-Learning Project has raised more than $9,000 for Team Rubicon. Team Rubicon is a veteran-led humanitarian organization that serves global communities before, during, and after disasters and crises. Recognizing that veteran’s military training, service and experience make them uniquely qualified to respond to disasters, Team Rubicon positions veterans to make decisions and take action in the austere environment of disaster.
- Freshmen class members attempted the team hula hoop challenge.
- Organizer/teacher/kickline coach Kerry Dennis (right) went head-to-head with a student.
- Seniors performed their choreographed dance.
- Sophomores in the crowd cheered on their classmates.
- Juniors made some noise for their fellow classmates and put their Pirate pride on display.
Photos courtesy of the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District