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Students Showcase Spirit at Pep Rally
Dreyfoos students arrived at school on Jan. 27 sporting the class colors of blue, green, red, and black and gold, ready for the climax of Spirit Week: Pep Rally. The competition between classes heated up as students poured into the gym and showcased their skills and talents in a variety of events, culminating in the announcement of the winning class. The senior class unsurprisingly came out victorious once again, clenching the spirit stick for 2017.
“We came into [the pep rally] with the mindset we were going to win, so initially I really thought we were,” theatre senior Jay Jennings said. “It wasn’t until the end I started to get worried.”
The junior class won a number of events during the Pep Rally, including musical chairs, basketball free throw, and hungry hippos. Many students believed the juniors had a chance of pulling ahead of the seniors and winning the whole thing, including one of the junior class co-presidents, digital media junior Ethan Blanc.
“We placed high in every event and were unified and strong all week long,” Blanc said. “We tried to make everyone a part of everything by allowing people to [participate] in as much as possible. I really thought we had a chance.”
Though the juniors won the most events during the pep rally, the seniors placed higher throughout the week more often and won the karaoke contest and teacher dress up. The sophomores pulled out a victory in the pep rally dance battle, while the seniors only came in third place.
“I was angry at the fact we got third,” said Jennings. “I didn’t think we deserved first, but I don’t think we deserved third. But it was kind of like karma coming back around for us since we beat the seniors in [the pep rally dance] our sophomore year.”
Even with a weak showing during the Pep Rally, Jennings was satisfied with how things ended up.
“I’m very happy, but I feel we should have put more effort into the dance because it didn’t look like they were giving it their all,” Jennings said. “But other than that, I think we did really well.”
Pep Rally Event Scores:
Free Throw Basketball
Teacher Dress Up
Pep Rally Dance
1st: Seniors (58 points)
2nd: Juniors (55 points)
3rd: Sophomores (44 points)
4th: Freshmen (29 points)