Mendham Senior Assassins: An overview of this timeless tradition at MHS

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Carolyn Malman, Co-Editor of Arts and Entertainment

This spring, Senior Assassins is in full swing as seniors of Mendham High School battle it out to be the winning team. Although the teams must follow COVID guidelines, the game remains unchanged as its nature does not include direct contact of any kind between teams. Thus, the game is already underway this year, and Mendham High School seniors could not be happier. An anonymous Mendham senior states that they “have had a lot of fun” and describes how “it’s nice to do something normal Senior year, especially during COVID”. Since many traditional Senior activities are not able to happen this year because of the pandemic, Seniors are grateful for some normalcy as their Senior year comes to an end.

Senior Assassins, which is a long-running Senior tradition at Mendham, includes the “killing” of other Seniors with water guns or water balloons.”

Senior Assassins, which is a long-running Senior tradition at Mendham, includes the “killing” of other Seniors with water guns or water balloons. In teams of four to six people, players are assigned another team to “kill”. This is exciting and suspenseful, as teams are challenged with eliminating their designated opponent and trying to not get eliminated by another team. Teams can attack a player in any public place, and they are not allowed to enter their opponents’ houses without permission. Therefore, these teams are tasked with finding out where their opponent will be and when will be a good time to strike. Typically in June, one team will remain, and be crowned the winner of this competition. At this point, the competition is well underway with less than thirty teams remaining. However, there is plenty of competition to be had as teams try to earn this coveted achievement to conclude their experience at Mendham High School.