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Students across campus compete for the cup

Avery Adams
ASB beats the Persian Club in a water gun shootout.

Music blasts from speakers and mixes with the cheers and hollers.

Curious students crowd the quad stairs to watch the spectacle.

The Carlmont Cup is an annual tournament held by the associated student body, where teams and clubs compete in a variety of unique games.

“It’s just a way for people to really get into their club spirit or their team spirit,” said Kimberly Lane, an ASB student and lunchtime activities committee member.

Some groups do this not only to promote spirit and excitement for the school, but to unite and work together toward victory.

“Whenever I participate I remind myself that this is for the good of Jazz Band, and that at the end of this, the school will know how truly powerful Jazz Band is,” said Kaelen Ghandhi, a senior participator from the Jazz Band group.

Jazz Band and Drumline, two of the most popular teams, have each won three out of three of their events. Drumline’s semi-finals will take place on Oct. 5, and Jazz Band’s semi-finals will be held on Oct. 9.

“When we have two really spirited teams, then people from their grades or their friends all come and visit, and it starts to get really big. You can just tell that everyone’s really interested and engaged, and having a good time,” said Lane.

ASB members began recruiting clubs and teams for the Carlmont Cup earlier this year than in previous years, promoting the participation in this year’s event.

“We definitely got more teams for this year, and I think the overall spirit is a lot better, a lot more teams are getting into it,” said Jacob Segal, a junior and a member of ASB.

Some groups, such as Journalism and Jazz Band, got so engaged that they created promotional videos a week in advance to raise the spirit and anticipation for their event.

“The more the people get into it, the more fun it becomes,” said Lane.

One of the favorite activities among students this year in the Carlmont Cup is musical chairs.

“I think musical chairs is everyone’s favorite because it can go either way. You don’t have to be super athletic, you don’t have to be super smart,” said Lane.

Musical chairs seemed to catch the attention of the audience, too. Kristen Denney, a participator from girls water polo, and Amy Yolland, a freshman spectator, agreed.

“My favorite part was when Kaitlyn Graff broke a chair during musical chairs. It was funny and exciting,” said Denney.

Denney shared that many groups play in the Carlmont Cup for the fun and excitement.

Although some groups show more spirit than others, the winner will not be announced until the finals on Oct. 16 during the homecoming assembly.

“It’s anyone’s game. Any team could pull through,” said Lane.

About the Contributor
Avery Adams
Avery Adams, Staff Writer
Avery Adams is a journalism student in her senior year at Carlmont. She is currently the editor-in-chief and front page designer for The Highlander. She plays competitive soccer and enjoys spending time outdoors in her spare time.  

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