Due to the events of this past week, ASB has made the decision to withdraw from the Battle of the Fans competition. When entering into this competition, our original intent was not to win but to showcase who we are as a school. Carlsbad High School strives to represent a diverse and supportive community, and over the past few years we have worked to embody a sense of unity and acceptance of all students through our Loud Crowd.
Although our student section has put in hours of effort to show their school pride, we all feel the decision to withdraw from the competition is necessary to demonstrate how seriously we take the events that occurred on Friday night at Sage Creek. As a whole, we believe that the displayed message does not represent the beliefs of our student body. In the future, we hope to use this situation as a reminder of the critical importance of good sportsmanship; we also hope this is a learning experience, underscoring our role as representatives of CHS and the Carlsbad community.