Rubber ChickenThe "Rubber Chicken" spirit contest is a cheering competition between Lewis and Clark and Ferris High Schools. Josh Collins, ASB President at Lewis and Clark in 1983, suggested to his counterpart at Ferris that a student competition between the two schools might serve to increase student spirit at both schools. The idea was accepted by both schools and an ugly rubber chicken was chosen to symbolize a reward deeply sought but without actual value.
Since 1983, the rules have undergone many evolutions. Currently, the student bodies are judged on sportsmanship, creativity, attendance, volume, drill team performance between games, cheer performance at halftime, application of events to the school or rubber chicken theme.Rubber Chicken 2012photo courtesy of Keith Currie
Year Ferris' Theme Win/Loss 1983 No Theme Win 1984 No Theme Win 1985 Hawaiian Waikiki Winter Win 1986 Hawaiian Loss 1987 Surfin' USA Loss 1988 60's (Ferris' 25th Anniversary) Win 1989 LC's Funeral Loss 1990 Red Masquerade Win 1991 Our Hearts Go Out to You Loss 1992 Paint them Red Win 1993 Attack of the Red Tide Loss 1994 Tread on the Tigers Win 1995 We Feel Like Chicken Tonight Win 1996 Caught Red Handed - 3rd Offense Win 1997 Close Encounters of the 4th Kind Loss 1998 Where's WaldoChuck? Win 1999 Keep Chuck Afloat Loss 2000 Chuck Powers (Austin Powers) Loss 2001 Hot for Chuck Win 2002 Old School Rocks (80's) Win 2003 Lucky Chucky (Las Vegas) Loss 2004 Scarlet Fever - Spirit Emergency Loss 2005 Round Up Chuck (Cowboys) Win 2006 Disco Down in Saxon Town Win 2007 Red Storm Rising Win 2008 Red Planet Loss 2009 Chuck and the Chocolate Factory Loss 2010 Don't Stop 'til We Get Chuck Win 2011 Fired Up for Chuck Loss 2012 Super Saxons Save Chuck Win 2013 Farmer Chuck Loss 2014 Chuck Disney Win 2015 Chuck of Oz Loss 2016 Peace Love Chuck Loss 2017 The Fast and The Ferris Win