Battle of the Classes

In a competition style event the three middle schools in the Jamestown School District came together inside the high school gymnasium to raise money. The Middle School Battle of the Classes featured various events pitting each school against each other. Jefferson Middle School, wearing orange shirts, took first place with 115 points, Washington Middle School, in red, took second place with 110 points and Persell, in blue shirts, took third place with 86 points. P-J photo by Jordan W. Patterson

For the first time, the three Jamestown middle schools squared off Tuesday night in the Middle School Battle of the Classes event.

Jefferson Middle School took first place with 115 points, Washington Middle School took second place with 110 points and Persell Middle School took third place with 86 points. Over $1,000 was raised through concession sales alone. The event featured various competitive events pitting each school against one another.

The events included tug of war, basketball and soccer shootouts, relay races, an art competition, a food tasting competition, a technology competition and a dance competition.

The Middle School Battle of the Classes is intertwined with the high school version of Battle of the Classes where each grade level attempts to raise the most money. Jefferson, the winner of the middle school battle, will now be able to donate the money raised from last night’s event to a high school grade level of its choice. The total money raised from both events and all schools involved will then be donated to a local organization.

Phil Cammarata, Principal of Persell Middle School, said the event was a way to bring all the schools together.

“I think we just felt it was really important to get the three schools together,” Cammarata said. “We’ve never done anything like this. What a cool thing for them to, number one, see the gym and be exposed a little bit to the events and the comraderie.”

He emphasized the hard work that each school’s Parent Teacher Association contributed to setting up the event. Cammarata said without the PTAs the event would not have taken place.

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