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SAR Hosts Sting Night Live

On Tuesday night, February 6, over 250 students remained after school for SAR’s annual Sting Night Live event (formally known as Homecoming). This year, the event featured a girls and boys varsity basketball game against Frisch High School. The festivities began with a pep rally in the lobby, where music was blasted while students painted their faces in yellow and black, sprayed their hair, and made fan signs. Cotton candy and popcorn were served to all students and fans in attendance. The seniors held a tailgating party and grilled hot dogs and hamburgers for the entire student body. A special thank you to Riverdale Kosher Market for generously contributing most of the meat.

The student athletes from Frisch were literally danced into SAR, as the song “Hashem Melech” played in the background. After some pre-game warm ups, the girls took the court first for their big game. SAR took a commanding lead in the first quarter and never relinquished it, as the final score was 48-37 in favor of SAR. In the boys game, the competition was fierce. For most of the game, the score was close but in the end, Sting Nation emerged victorious by a score of 46-45.

The first half-time competition included an SAR HS HQ sports trivia competition. Thank you to junior Henri Kolb for compiling the questions and congratulations to freshman Gabriella Ceasar and junior Zach Blitz for winning the competition, getting all 11 questions correct! The second half-time began with an inter-grade half court shoot-out. Two representatives from each grade competed for 40 seconds. Congratulations to the sophomores, led by Sophia Reich and Eli Jesselson for winning the competition. They won an ice cream party for their entire grade! After the competition, one last student race was held and all fans in attendance were able to vote on who they thought would win. Amazingly, over 50 percent of students voted correctly!

Students came to school wearing all sorts of Sting apparel. And the school shot out over 50 Sting T-shirts to the fans. The ruach that permeated throughout the gym was unparalleled. A special yashar koach to Sarina Kofman and the entire student government for their hours of planning and preparation. They truly helped ensure an awesome Sting Night Live.

To sum up the experience with one sentence, “The Hive was buzzing!”

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