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Attack of the Islanders: Seniors vs. Juniors

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Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014 5:06 pm

Class rivalries are usually most prevalent during Homecoming week in October, when it is not uncommon to hear tales of grades sabotaging and attacking each other’s floats or, more recently, golf carts. At the end of May, however, the seniors and juniors will get one more showdown before the current seniors graduate: Powderpuff. Powderpuff is a seniors vs. juniors dodgeball game where the girls play while the guys cheer and perform a dance routine. Many upperclassmen are looking forward to Powderpuff this year, and there is no doubt that this game is sure to be a good one.

Juniors are excited because this year is their first opportunity to participate in the tradition. “I’ve always liked playing competitive sports,” said Junior Jordyn Kastlunger, “and I think that Powderpuff is a good opportunity to have fun with my class and to beat the seniors.” Junior McCall Ceci also said that she is looking forward to the actual game because of her extensive sports experience from years of softball. “I love watching the guys cheer at the pep rally - it’s so funny!” Ceci added. Juniors Joseph Creedon and Michael Rodriguez both confessed that they cannot wait to perform a dance routine at the pep rally. “I’m definitely looking forward to the dance at the pep rally,” said Tyler Gilmore. “I’m excited to see how good us guys can be at being girls.” Junior Erik Armes felt more confident about the boys’ skills: “I can’t wait to show Coronado what real cheer talent the guys actually have!” Other juniors are looking forward to becoming closer with their fellow students. “I’m really looking forward to bonding with my class and becoming a united force against the seniors,” said Junior Olivia Angelino. Juniors Rachael Taylor and Jordyn Stott agreed that they are most looking forward to “dominating and beating the seniors.”

Last year, the Class of 2014 beat last year’s seniors, the Class of 2013, in an epic confrontation and many seniors are expecting a repeat. They have an entire year of advantage over the juniors and have already perfected their dodgeball skills. “Hopefully we will be able to have a two-year winning streak in the dodgeball game,” said Senior Cassidy Lutosky. Senior Justin Meek said that he is looking forward to being “a goofball” and having fun all day. “I can’t wait to be able to do it again with my friends, and beat the juniors,” said Senior Daniella Tutino. Just like many of his younger counterparts, Senior Martin Dykstra said, “I am most looking forward to the dance!” Senior Trent Schulte plans on “having fun and gettin’ weird with all my boys.” Powderpuff is not all fun and games, but Senior Trevor Boyd is ready to embrace all of the extra work: “I’m looking forward to those brutally long practices,” he said.

Both the junior and senior classes are pretty pumped for Powderpuff this year and there is no doubt that the rest of the school, as well as community members and underclassmen will be in attendance. The Powderpuff game and pep rally will take place on May 30th, so stay tuned for more details from your class officers about signing up, t-shirts, practices and more. If you are able to participate, you do not want to miss out on one of the best privileges of being an upperclassman.

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