On Saturday, April 23, AMP hosted the second annual Class Clash on Echo field. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors gathered together to compete for tickets to help their respective class win $1000 for an event.
The weather was right for the outdoor event, and there was plenty for everyone to participate in. The Center for Student Diversity hosted Tie-Dying, Campus Ministry gave out free Rita’s Italian Ice and Popcorn AMP gave out free RAMPage T-shirts to attendees and The Office of Social Justice sponsored a Dizzy Cow Pizza truck.
There were plenty of smiles and laughs all around as the Mount community celebrated the end of the school year with their friends and classmates.
Around the field were tons of engaging activities, including two inflatable obstacle courses, a photo booth, an inflatable slide, a Ninja Wall, Bubble Soccer, Corn Hole, Spike Ball, and more. DJ Ratchet was also there to play music while students competed and enjoyed the weather.
Juniors, Allie Albrecht and Faith Berard were able to attend Class Clash and thought it really showed the Mount’s Spirit.
“It was nice to see a consistent group of people intermingling on such a nice day.” Berard said.
Albrecht agreed, “I thought it was a great example of what the Mount community is all about.”
Senior, Jules Mastromatteo said “ the Class Clash was was by far the best way to get everyone outside on a beautiful Sunday and the friendly competition provided the most positive atmosphere. It was hands down the best daytime event the Mount has ever put on.”
Lenna Castro Marquez, another senior, enjoyed the activities as well, saying that “she had a blast.”
Although the activities were greatly enjoyed by all, the perks and swag may have been more loved. Both Albrecht and Megumi Madura stated that they loved the free food that was served.
“The pizza they had was actually really tasty.” Madura said, referring to the Dizzy Cow pizza truck that the Office of Social Justice had. Students were able to choose a kind of pizza and have a personal pizza within minutes, fresh from a brick oven.
Although all the classes participated and competed admirably, the Class of 2016 came out on top with a total of three thousand and ten tickets.
While this is only the second Class Clash that AMP has hosted, it has the potential to become a long-standing Mount tradition.
Albrecht can’t wait till the next Class Clash: “It was a great time, and is something I will always look forward to.”