Many talents were on display on March 16 during the 82nd annual Rock Rivalry as students from East Rockaway Junior-Senior High School hit the stage for their performances. In the end, it was the seniors earning the coveted Silver Cup in the friendly rivalry between grade levels.
The evening began with the freshmen entrance, “Big Apple Bites Back.” Set in New York City, the performance told the story of Lily Gray and her arrival to the Big Apple and the theater industry. The sophomores followed with “An Argh Rated Production,” the story of Captain Scarlet, a world-famous plunderer. After that, the junior class performed “Cruisin’ Past the Present,” which took cruise passengers back in time through the Bermuda Triangle. The senior class closed out the show with “The Dual to Rule.” The skit was set in Japan’s Edo period, and described how a brother and sister tried to save the life of their father, Emperor Kyoto.
Students earned points for various components of their entrances and for sportsmanship. In addition to competing in a quiz bowl, sports night, and boys and girls volleyball games, they also created murals and stands.
—Courtesy East Rockaway School District
(compiled by Mike Smollins).