It was an afternoon filled with whipped cream pies, pogo stick races and very short haircuts at the Thomas Jefferson Middle School Spring Sports Rally and Patriot Games held on the school’s track and football field. Principal Jesse Carrasco, faculty, coaches and the entire student body gathered on the field and bleachers for the festivities.
Several students were treated to whipped cream pies to the face and hair Friday. In turn, teachers were seated and treated to a contest in which student vied to pile the highest mountain of whipped cream on their teacher’s heads while the student body laughed and cheered.
A pogo stick race was held with youthful springers Katie Benitez and Sarah Kalashian bouncing toward the finish line. Kalashian, the loser in a close race, was rewarded with a whipped cream pie to her face and long hair by Benitez.
The rally also included introductions of Jefferson’s spring sports teams, including golf, baseball, softball and volleyball. The coach of each team introduced their players and each player announced his or her name to the crowd...