By Alexandra Docyk
On Friday, March 2, 2018, Carle Place High School held its 11th annual Battle of The Classes, Battling for a Cause in support of The Smile Train and the Hagedorn Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Center. These organizations were chosen in support of Carle Place alumni, Wally Avellaneda, Class of 2003, whose son Gerard was born with a cleft palate. Through a community fundraiser, coin wars and the night of the event, the students of Carle Place raised $20,000 for these organizations. The night was filled with many laughs, great memories, and definitely SMILES. Activities like the blow up obstacle course, relay race, Just Dance, and volleyball were just some of the exciting competitions that the 4 grades competed in.
Senior Nicole Imperiale describes BOTC as “a fun and exciting night that everyone comes together to make a difference.” This is a night to show support and spirit for not only your school, but for a cause and once again students of Carle Place truly showed their compassion and passion.
Congratulations to our top fundraiser, Gabriella Murray and to the class of 2018; the champions of the 2018 Battle of the Classes, Battling for a Cause.