Rochester teachers beat students 60-56 in annual basketball game
Teachers at Rochester Memorial School were worried – a 16-year tradition was on the line.
But in the loud, family-filled gymnasium on Friday night, the teachers were triumphant: The sixth-graders were defeated once again.
It was the annual Teachers versus Sixth Graders basketball game at Rochester Memorial. The teachers secured a 60-56 win, despite some moments that were real nail-biters.
"I was a little scary there when they took the lead," said fifth-grade teacher Scott Huckabee. He joked: "I think something must have happened with the scoreboard there."
The bleachers were full of students of all grades and their families, and the fans cheered for both sides.
"It's amazing," third-grade teacher Julie Cabral said. "It's a great way to bring the community together. It's great sportsmanship and great fun for everyone."
The game raises money for the Nurse Thayer Scholarship Fund, in honor of a former school nurse. High school seniors who live in Rochester and plan to pursue a career in the medical field can apply for the scholarship.