their gym clothes to take part in the school's 30th annual
The contest pits seventh- and eighth-grade homeroom classes
against each other, and some walk away jubilant while others walk
away jubilantly wet and muddy.
"We added this as just one of those fun activities," teacher
Dennis Oliver said. "High school, college students come back and talk
about this. It's one of the things they remember."
One student said she was not so sure of whether she wanted to
experience the pit.
"Half yes, half no," 12-year-old Laura Tagmazian said, when asked
if she wanted to win.
Sevak Petrosyan, 13, said he didn't want to fall in and lose, but
his friend Edward Narsisyan, 12, protested.
"I want to fall into the pit. That's the whole reason why we have
the tug of war," Edward said.