Homecoming Pep Assembly

By Hailey Tagayun

During homecoming week, our school has a lot of exciting activities scheduled. One of the biggest activities that brings the entire school together to get excited about the football game is the Homecoming Pep Assembly. This year the event took place during school around 1:45 in the main gym. Before students left their classes for the Pep Assembly, they stood in the hallways. Excitedly, the students waited for the band to march the hallways. The Saint Albans Red Dragon Band, also known as ‘The Pride of Saint Albans,’ played the school fight song as they marched down the hallway. The flag core was in front, holding their brightly colored flags. The cheerleaders followed the band, showing a strong amount of school spirit. Next was the school’s pom and dance squad, dancing to the music. Finally, the football team walks the halls, full of school pride. Now the students may evacuate to their lockers and head to the gym.

As students filed into the gym, they sat with their grade level in the bleachers, wearing the color their grade was assigned to wear. The seniors wore black, juniors and sophomores wore red, and the freshman wore white. Once all the freshman, sophomores, and juniors are in their designated places in the gym bleachers, the seniors were announced to come into the gym. Since their class last year won the school spirit stick, they held it with pride as they circle the gym. Soon, all grades were standing in their spots on the bleachers. At this point, the classes chant cheers such as, ”Let’s go Juniors!” and “Let’s go seniors!”

Once in their seats, the best part of the assembly begins – the competitions. The first competition was the Scream Competition. The way to win is to be the loudest grade in the gym. The winners were the seniors, in second place the juniors, and third the sophomores. While the scream competition was going on, the junior student council members were lining out the spirit links on the floor. The object of this competition is to see which class can buy the most links to have the longest chain. The results of the spirit links were the juniors in first, seniors second, and sophomores third. As more cheers erupted from the upperclassmen, the student council members begin to place the trash bag mat on the floor for the pie eating contest. All fall sports teams and activities chose one person to go down to the table and race to see who could eat a pie the fastest without using their hands. The winner of this competition was the tribute sent from the band.  After that, a select few students got to pie their favorite (or maybe least favorite) teacher in the face. The final competition came down to the homecoming parade floats. This was based on who had put the most work and school spirit into their floats. The seniors were in first place with their Character Day float. In second place were the sophomores with the Throwback Day float. And finally, the freshman take third place over the juniors with their Patriotic Day float. The overall winner of this year’s spirit stick went to the seniors!

After that, a select few students got to pie their favorite (or maybe least favorite) teacher in the face. The final competition came down to the homecoming parade floats. This was based on who had put the most work and school spirit into their floats. The seniors were in first place with their Character Day float. In second place were the sophomores with the Throwback Day float. And finally, the freshman take third place over the juniors with their Patriotic Day float. The overall winner of this year’s spirit stick went to the seniors!

 

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