The junior class maintains its lead on “Salad Dressing” day after securing first place in the tug-of-war event during the lunch rally for Palo Alto High School’s Spirit Week activities.
Day Two started off with a decorative morning on the Quad. The junior class covered an area of the Quad with inflatable pools and palm trees along with beach chairs and toys to represent its Thousand Islands dressing theme. With the theme of Ranch dressing, the sophomore class added to the spirit by placing hay bales on the Quad.
Paly students made their way to the football field for the tug-of-war competition during lunch. In the first round, the senior class dominated the freshman class, advancing to the winner’s bracket. In the second round, the juniors steadily overcame the sophomore class to advance to the winner’s bracket as well.
In the fight for third place, the sophomores barely defeated the ultimately fourth place freshman after an intense match.
Sophomore Jackson Dahl has high hopes for his class’s final Spirit Week ranking.
“We just put our hearts into it, and I think we’re going to win,” Dahl said. “We probably could’ve done better [in tug-of-war], but we were missing our strongest players.”
Freshman Ole Erickson felt that his class’s performance was disappointing.
“I hope that tomorrow more people will come out and support,” Erickson said.
Freshman Philip Ericsson echoed these sentiments.
“I think we need to work on our cheers,” Ericsson said.
To claim the overall victory of first place, the junior class was able to triumph over the seniors, who took second place.
Junior Britt d’Arezzo expressed her satisfaction with the junior class’s performance today.
“I think we brought our ‘A’ game. We gave it 100 percent, and it paid off,” d’Arezzo said. “Tug-of-war was great.”
Senior participant of the tug-of-war, Michael Pappas, is looking at the positives and trying to help the senior class as much as he can.
“I’m not exactly proud, but it’s better than last place,” Pappas said. “I’m looking at the glass half full. I’m just trying to go out there and do a good job for my team.”
Today’s scores will be posted by ASB after float building tonight. Keep checking The Paly Voice for more Spirit Week related information to come.