Restore Rock Rivalry Tradition- Move Quiz Bowl Back to 9th Period

Restore Rock Rivalry Tradition- Move Quiz Bowl Back to 9th Period

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maddy prucha started this petition to The Administration at East Rockaway Jr. Sr. High School

    In our little town of East Rockaway, we have a spirit like family, and like any family, we have our own traditions.  One of these sacred events is Rock Rivalry Quiz Bowl, an event in which the all of the  students in our school convene in the auditorium for an hour of thrilling, friendly academic competition.  Students look forward to this affair all year, but unfortunately, the time of this event has been changed from 9th period to after school, resulting in a plethora of conflicts and debacles. We, the student advocates of East Rockaway Jr. Sr. High School, ask you to consider our pleads and restore the traditional timing.

    This season is a very avid time period for our excelling athletic teams and clubs, who meet to practice at set time periods after school in order to properly prepare for their games and tournaments.  By changing the time of Quiz Bowl to after school, we are creating a parasitic relationship between the two clashing events, detracting participants from either or.  As being a student athlete is encouraged at East Rockaway, it is disappointing to know our administration would inconvenience some of our most hardworking students like this.

   Sports Night traditionally takes place the same night of Quiz Bowl, and by moving the time of Quiz Bowl back, we are limiting the amount of preparation grades get to have for this event.  Students often like to get together to create signs and signs of encouragement as a bonding opportunity prior to Quiz Bowl, and with the new timing, we lose that liberty.

   Furthermore, we at East Rockaway have thorough respect and admiration for our teachers and their hard work, and we respect their time.  Teachers often enjoy Quiz Bowl the most out of anyone, and to make them have to stay past their hours to watch it seems awful undesirable.

   Lastly, and most importantly, Quiz Bowl is an event of comradery, and allows our students to express their class spirit in a rewarding and exciting way.  It brings the classes together, and by lowering its priority, we are not only making it harder for students who want to attend to be there, but we are eradicating an opportunity for our less involved students to get a taste of the schools’ culture.

   Though change is necessary for advancement, change that is not in the right direction is ineffective.   Don’t we want our students to be excited about academics? Don’t we want to make convenience a top priority for our students? Help us continue our cherished family tradition, and add your signature.

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