Junior Senior Day Promotes School Unity at RNHS

Junior Senior Day Promotes School Unity at RNHS photo

From volleyball to dancing and cooking, juniors and seniors at Rye Neck High School bonded over an entire day of athletic and academic games during the annual Junior Senior Day on March 16.

Throughout the day, which was organized by the junior and senior class officers, the students participated in a variety of friendly, competitive games. Dressed in green, the juniors formed the “Juniors From Jupiter” team, while the seniors, dressed in red, called themselves the “Star-Spangled Seniors” team. Some of the activities included volleyball, handball, tug of war, ultimate Frisbee, musical scavenger hunt, basketball and a Jell-O eating contest. 

“The purpose of Junior Senior Day was to get the students out of the classroom and allow them to have fun for a day,” said senior Lindsey Sexton, adding that it’s an event the students always look forward to. “Every year, one grade wants to win to become the champions for the year, and this year the seniors won.” 

Some of the other activities included making tacos, creating paper collages, translating sentences in French, Italian or Spanish, performing skits before an audience, singing and dancing. As a culminating activity, students from each grade participated in a “Jeopardy!”-style trivia game that tested their knowledge in a variety of topics. 

“This event was so memorable because it is a rite of passage, and everyone has so much fun throughout the day competing in all of the events,” Sexton added. “Everyone remembers Junior Senior Day for the rest of the year, reminiscing over who won which events.”

Students said the event, which promoted school spirit and unity among the school community, allowed them to take a break from their normal schedules, showcase their talents in a variety of disciplines and work collaboratively with their peers.