by Danny Kuhn
The pep rally provided great music by the band, acrobatic stunts by the cheerleaders and comical races by varsity captains last year. With the pep rally coming up later today, students can expect an event full of enthusiasm and school spirit.
The pep rally is the grand finale to Spirit Week where the winning grade will be announced.
Student Government President Lizzie Ponce said, “The pep rally is a great opportunity for the whole student body to be together and show their support for the school community.”
Student Government Adviser Ms. Michelle Spreitzer said: “This community is so supportive of each other in so many ways when times are tough. We, as a community, have gone through too much ‘tough stuff’ in the two past years…. I’m looking forward to everything coming together, enjoying and supporting each other in good times!”
Senior Cheerleader Chrissy Ferraro said, “I expect that the pep rally this year is going to be even better than last year with even more school spirit.”
Last year, the cheerleaders were able to captivate the attention of the crowd. Ferraro said, “I really like that the cheerleaders and I get to perform for the whole school to show off what we do during the season.”
The most well-known events at the pep rally are the relay races, featuring the captains of sports teams competing in bizarre events.
Football Quad-Captain Mike Hughes said, “I love the enthusiasm, and it’s pretty funny seeing all the captains do the relay.”
The varsity captains also give speeches trying to gain support for their upcoming matches. As many WHS teams prepare for Counties and States, athletes hope to see their peers rooting them on.
Spreitzer said, “The pep rally is the climax of spirit week which we hope stirs up some friendly competition among students and grade levels while creating a feeling of community and support in Westfield High.”