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The seniors take on Busch Gardens

With Beach Day closing out the year in terms spirit events, the seniors emerged as victors. Their prize: a school day trip to Busch Gardens.

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The seniors take on Busch Gardens

Mark Gharby, News Editor

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On Monday, while freshman, sophomores, and juniors in the Upper School attended regular classes, the seniors loaded up the buses and headed to Busch Gardens in Tampa, the culmination of the year-long spirit competition between classes.

The buses departed school at 8:00 am and returned at 5:00 pm, giving the spirit-point victors a long day at the amusement park. This year marks the fifth consecutive senior victory since the Class of 2015 won in 2014 as juniors.  Who will win the trip next year?

The outcome of this year’s spirit competition is due to the dominant performances by seniors on all spirit events throughout the year (literally, the only three events the seniors didn’t win this year were gym day’s soccer, beach day’s tug-of-war and spikeball).

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  • Busch Gardens features a large selection of animals, including some majestic giraffe.

    Blake Hoonhout

  • Senior advisor Mr. Payne allows a bird to perch on his forearm.

    Blake Hoonhout

  • Seniors Ben Schnur, Bruno Stupiello, and Alan Klenor pose for a photo while watching an animal show.

    Blake Hoonhout

  • A cheetah trainer displays the amazing discipline of the animal

    Blake Hoonhout

  • Some seniors taking a break from all the walking.

    Blake Hoonhout

  • A gang of friends huddle up to take a picture with the gorilla.

    Max Petrov

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Mark Gharby, News Editor

Mark Gharby joined The Gauntlet for the 2018-2019 year. He is passionate about soccer.

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