Students “pepped” up for homecoming


Dancing to the drumline’s performance during the Lunch Pep Rally on Friday, Nov. 6, sophomore Angelina Joseph shows her school spirit for this year’s modified homecoming activities. Although COVID-19 restrictions caused homecoming week to be altered by moving the pep rally outside during lunch, changing the homecoming dance and Powder Puff game to a later date, and limiting the number of people that attended the football game, leadership still found ways to allow students to have a week to celebrate homecoming. “Even though I didn’t like it [pep rally] as much, I’m still glad that we were able to show school spirit in at least one way,” Joseph said.

Makayla Martindale, Staff Reporter

Homecoming pep rallies are one of the highlights of Homecoming week every year, but due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s pep rally was far from traditional. To keep school spirit alive in spite of COVID-19 regulations, Leadership organized an outside pep rally during lunch in an attempt to modify homecoming activities. 

Throughout the week, Leadership implemented a Class Olympics into lunch to allow representatives from every grade to compete in challenges that earned points for their team.  The modified Friday lunch pep rally featured a DJ, a performance from the drumline, and an impromptu game of football.

“I chose to participate in the pep rally this year because I was excited for the homecoming game,” sophomore Angelina Joseph said. “I do band and this would be the last game of the year for band, so I didn’t want to miss out.”

Throughout the week, Leadership tried to get students involved in as many activities as they could, but it was often difficult to get students’ spirits as high as prior homecoming weeks.

“The modified pep rally wasn’t the same as the normal ones,” Joseph said. “I miss how everyone was super into it compared to this year where not as many people participated, but I like that the school is still trying to keep everything the same.”

Although Leadership could not provide a typical pep rally this year, they included the drumline, which is a traditional element in years prior. The drumline played fan favorites like 8-Ball, Old School, Big Mama, and Go Fight Win.

“I decided to join the dance circle because it looked fun,” Joseph said. , “Even though COVID-19 took away a lot of fun events this year, I still wanted to enjoy drum circle, especially considering it would be the last one they did this year.”