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Elementary schools get ready to compete

Christina M. Currie

The staff at Ridgeview Elementary School will be getting a surprise in the mail this week.

Not all surprises are nice.

They’ll open the package to find what the staff of East Elementary School thinks of their challenge.

And it’s not nice.

The employees of the two schools have had a rivalry since last year’s district employee talent competition when a skit written by Ridgeview aides and performed by the school’s teachers beat out East’s skit.

Staff members cried “foul,” accusing Ridgeview of stuffing the ballot box and bribing the judges.

“We should’ve won,” East Ele–mentary School secretary Chris McKenzie said. “Whoever did the counting must have been biased.”

Ridgeview staff members even awarded themselves a trophy, which was stolen shortly after and replaced with a tacky lamp trophy.

Pictures of the stolen trophy in locations such as Las Vegas were sent to Ridgeview before its anonymous return.

This year, the staff at Rid–geview retaliated by sending a trophy that read “To East, who’s always willing to take a spanking from Ridgeview.”

The message won’t be the only thing altered when East returns the trophy to Ridgeview. Staff members have taken the liberty of removing some of its weight.

This year will be the fourth year school district employees gather to compete in real and imagined talents.

A portion of the show is dedicated to those with true skills. In the second portion, anything goes.

East is up to the challenge in the “anything goes” portion.

“We look forward to the rivalry, and we expect to win,” McKenzie said.

Christina M. Currie can be reached at 824-7031, ext. 210, or e-mail at ccurrie@craigdailypress.com.

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