By: Giana McKeough, Student Organization Secretary

On Friday, March 2nd, the Carle Place Student Organization and Key Club hosted the 12th annual Battle of the Classes: Battling for a Cause. This year we will be supporting the Tourette Association of America’s Long Island Chapter. The Tourette Association’s main goal is to raise awareness about the condition of Tourette and provide opportunities to help those affected through different support groups and events. During this year’s Battle of the Classes, we choose to honor former alumni, Steven Argenzio, who was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome. 

After numerous months of planning from the Student Organization and the Key Club, students crowded the main lobby, ready to Battle for a cause. During Battle, students participate in events like ultimate frisbee, basketball, tug o’ war, a skit competition, spelling bee, pictionary and new events such as badminton, ping pong, spikeball and survival island. This event shows how much a small town like Carle Place can come together for an important issue.  Students raised over $23,000 for the Tourette Association. Thanks to the efforts of the Student Organization and the Key Club, this year’s Battle of the Classes is sure to be a night that will be remembered forever.

Student Organization President, Gab Deninno, stated that “Battle of the Classes is a great way for our community to come together, have a great time and fundraise for a great cause. After we spent so many hours planning this event, the positive feedback from students and faculty alike make the entire event worthwhile. “

Congratulations to the class of 2019 for winning the 2019 Battle of the Classes; Battling for a Cause.