Written By: Sara Robinson & Natalie Williams
On Thursday, March 29th, the students and teachers took to the court of the NHHS gymnasium to battle it out in the annual Student-Teacher Basketball game. Put on by the National Honors Society, this event is a fun way for students to interact with their teachers and also with their friends.
More importantly, this event raised money for scholarships for the NHS foundation, which gives college scholarships to students at NHHS. And what better way to raise money for our college-bound seniors than watch a basketball game that their peers and teachers are apart of? So, in order to support our school, hundreds of students and parents flocked to NHHS to take part in this fun activity.
Some of the teachers that participated were: Ms. Blackledge, Mr. Govarrs, Mr. Constandse, Principal Boulton, Mr. Goodman, Mr. Armstrong, Mr. Zeddies, Mr. G. Robinson, and Mrs. Albitar.
Looking back on the victory the team of teachers had, AP US History teacher, Mr. Govarrs, told us that “the good guys won and of course, he was the best player out on the court.”
Senior and varsity Field Hockey captain Annie O’Connor also got to play in this game. For her, the best part was getting to play with her favorite teachers and friends. She didn’t care that she “was so bad at basketball, and instead thought it was such a hilarious day watching everyone try to play.”
Junior Julia Roudebush also went to the game. Roudebush says she looks forward to watching the game again next year. Seeing her “teachers from throughout her three years at Newport Harbor” was the highlight of her night. Since she will be a senior next year, Roudebush “hopes to be able to be one of the students playing next year” and cannot wait for their rematch with the teachers.
Junior Elise Skytte also loved seeing her teachers play. By far, her “favorite teacher to watch was math teacher Ms. Blackledge” and Skytte also “loved her basketball shoes”. Since Blackledge is the girl’s basketball coach at Harbor, it was exciting for Elise to see this coach actually play on the court.
This event brought the school community together in a fun event, and for a good cause. Newport Harbor students, teachers, and the community look forward to this event every year, so make sure not to miss it next time!