Battle of the Classes Helps Those in Need

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Although Westhampton Beach High School had to cancel its annual homecoming parade due to ongoing construction on Main Street, school spirits weren’t dampened. Instead of a parade, the school’s student government hosted a successful battle of the classes that raised money for its annual holiday Adopt-A-Family program. 

“It was such a success that we hope to keep it going in the future,” said student council co-adviser Dariah Luciano.  

Held Oct. 21, the battle featured several events for freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors, including a field goal competition, a tic-tac-toe relay, cornhole, musical chairs, a three-legged race, a 4x200 relay, tug or war and other field day-type events. Students paid $20 each for a shirt and to participate.  

In total, $350 was raised for Adopt-A-Family. Participants also brought nonperishable goods that were donated to the Ronald McDonald House.