By Cierra Kettenburg and Alex Diamond
Every year, students at Salisbury High School participate in the annual “Ugly Sweater Contest.” The idea of the contest is to have students dress in the ugliest Christmas sweaters. The judges will be giving tickets to the students wearing ugly sweaters starting at 7:20 a.m. on Wednesday, December 23. If you plan on participating in this competition, you should stop by the auditorium lobby to receive your ticket. Once you receive your ticket you must come to the auditorium lobby at 7:35 a.m. for the final judging. The first place winner will get a $25 gift card and a giant Hershey’s Kiss and the second place winner will receive a $20 gift card and a giant Hershey’s Kiss. Third place will win a $15 gift card and a giant Hershey’s Kiss, fourth place will win a $10 gift card and a giant Hershey’s Kiss, and fifth place will get a $5 gift card and a giant Hershey’s Kiss.
Mr. Anderson came up with the idea for the Ugly Sweater Contest a few years ago. “This has been something new and fun for the students and faculty to take part in prior to leaving for winter break.”
Once the Ugly Sweater Contest is finished, the judges determine who wins by a unanimous decision. The competition is surprisingly tough so it’s hard to decide which students will win. “Truthfully, I let the judges determine, they tell me who wins and I distribute the prizes.” Mr. Anderson believes that the contest has become more popular as the years have gone by. “Sure, it has grown since SGA started it. I think it really sends the students and faculty off in a good mood into the break”.
Senior Olyvia Repyneck really enjoys participating in the Ugly Sweater Contest. She has been participating for many years. Since her freshman year, she has improved her standing. “The past three years in order, I’ve placed fourth, second, and first.” However, not all of Repyneck’s sweaters have gone off without a hitch. “I’ve had a setback when making my tree sweater because the ornaments kept falling off.” With this being said, are you going to be participating in the ugly sweater competition this year?