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Rock Rivalry at East Rockaway High School

School tradition turns 80!


On March 18, all four classes at East Rockaway High School will took part in a time-honored tradition that has been a staple at the school since 1936.

Seniors took First on the Old Gym, Stand Decoration. Construction and Mural

Juniors took first in Entrance, which resulted in a very close finish with the seniors winning by only 2 points.

Rock Rivalry is a friendly, intra-school competition that includes academics, sports, culminating in the creation of colorful floats, creative backdrops, and lively, funny and original skits.

Known around the school and the community as “Mr. Rock Rivalry,” teacher Nick Cimorelli has served as the Rock Rivalry coordinator for the last 21 years.

The events kick off with the Academy Quiz Bowl, Sports Night, and a volleyball completion, which are al held at the end of February. The freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors are given points for these activities, and during Entrance are also judged on murals, refreshments stands, costumes, and a 30-minute musical skit, all related to the theme that they have chosen.

Rock Rivalry continues to be a fundraiser for all of the classes, for their activities during the year.”