Milpitas High School’s annual Trojan Olympics filled the large gym with students, staff, parents, and community leaders on March 22. Students complained about the heat, but were willing to sacrifice for their graduating class to win the 2019 Trojan Olympics and secure their legacy. It was Athletic Director Jeff Lamb’s last year, so this year's event was extra special.
The classes (freshman 2023, sophomores 2021, juniors 2020, seniors 2019) participated in various competitions to earn points. The week started off with any student being able to participate and earn spirit points (which counted for the Trojan Olympics) for their graduating class simply by dressing up for spirit days. Themes included blue and gold day, city versus country day, converse versus vans day, dress down versus dress down day, and class color day. The seniors ended up taking first place for spirit week.
However, anything could happen in Trojan Olympics; any class could end up on the top. Students competed in a variety of games, chants, dances, and even a challenge of which class could make the best human pyramid. After hours of deafening cheering, spending an abundant amount of joules to complete the physical tasks, and displaying their talents, the winner had to be chosen. However, every class is a winner for participating; although different years of graduation, every student is still a Trojan. It was a very difficult decision for the judges, as all students had given their best efforts after practicing for weeks. In the long run, the purpose of Trojan Olympics was to unite the community as a whole.
The class of 2019 won the 2019 Trojan Olympics! The seniors flooded the floor, leaping ecstatically and showering each other in countless exuberant hugs. Regardless of the decision, the students of Milpitas High School were certainly united, which overcame any class differences.