Junior Class to host Smash Bros. tournament


After a successful fund-raiser of selling Jersey Mikes punch cards, which raised more than $1,700, the junior class is preparing to hold another fund-raiser. On Thursday, the first schoolwide Super Smash Bros. tournament will be held in the auditorium from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Junior Class President Mary-Grace Lally said she’s looking forward to the upcoming fund-raiser and credits fellow junior Geoffrey Garrido for the idea.

“[The Junior Class] wanted to create a fun and interactive tournament that includes both younger and older students, and Geoff [Garrido] suggested this,” Lally said. “We are hoping for an exciting crowd and even more excited players. We have already raised plenty of money for Prom, but we figured that extra wouldn’t hurt, especially if we were having a good time making it. It should be a great opportunity for some friendly competition.”

Samuel Mikhail, Junior Class treasurer, similarly expects a lively competition.

“Hopefully this event will give students a chance to sit back and enjoy the rest of school year before exams start kicking in,” Mikhail said. “I expect there to be a competitive spirit amongst the participants and spectators. The main goal is aimed at bringing the school together for a night of fun and relaxation.”

The individuals in the winning bracket will receive goodie bags as their prize, and the overall winner will receive a trophy.

The tournament will use Super Smash Bros. 4 on the Wii U gaming console. Tickets will be on sale in the cafeteria all this week. Participants’ tickets will cost $5 and spectators’ tickets $3.

Garrido, who initially proposed the idea, is eager for the event.

“Having a Smash Brothers tournament at school is one of those things I swear every boy mentioned to his friends when he was in middle school,” Garrido said. “Now, being juniors, actually getting to host one is like fulfilling an old dream. This is something that’s been whispered about for quite a while, and regardless of how the funds turn out, I can guarantee that every person who goes is going to have a great time, and really, that’s what it’s all about.”