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CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF RIOT NIGHT

“Riot Night” is one the most exciting and anticipated events of the year for our high school students and faculty! It is the envy of other public and private high schools in the area. When alumni are asked about their favorite memories of high school at Timothy, Riot Night is always mentioned!

Since 1991, in mid-November, grade levels have been competing to see who will be crowned Riot Night champions for the year. Excitement for Riot Night builds throughout Spirit Week where each day brings a crazy dress-up contest with various class competitions from the egg toss to the Tiger Relay sprinkled in. It’s not all just fun. There is also a can collection competition where all canned goods are donated to a local food pantry. Teachers join in the dress-up fun and serve as judges for the competitions.

During Spirit Week, students stay after school to work on their class banner and cheer. As they spend time working together on these, students discover the gifts and talents their classmates have and bond as a class. These things along with their class T-shirt are centered around a spiritual theme and go on display at Riot Night. The night is electric as banners are hung and chanting students fill the bleachers.

During Riot Night, Seniors open the night with a grand entrance. Which is then followed by athletic competitions as grade alliances cheer each other on in tug-a-war, refrigerator box relay races, blind volleyball, marshmallow toss, egg jousting, hungry-hungry hippo races, and so many more events. The final event is the much-loved balloon pop! In between games each class presents their cheer beginning with freshmen all the way to the seniors. At the end of the evening, the judges turn in their scores, points are tallied, and winners are announced.

“Spirit Week and Riot Night are definitely one of our favorite parts of the school year! It is so much fun! While we work hard all year in our academics, this is a chance to work hard in fun events that build class unity and promote school spirit! As 2021-22 riot night champions, this was the best year of all!” says Senior, Victoria Vega.

Student council along with their faculty advisor organize, plan and execute all of the events of Spirit Week and Riot Night. “A lot of time, preparation, and dedication go into planning the events and executing everything that week, but it is all worth it!” says Student Council President, Michaela Fajardo.

The 30 year old tradition of Spirit Week and Riot Night continues to remain a highlight of the Timothy Chrisitan high school experience! The current freshmen, sophomores and juniors are already eagerly anticipating next year and the high school looks forward to welcoming the new freshmen class into the excitement!