Spring sports pep rally resurrects school pride


Photo by: Lauren Cassano

Juniors cheer passionately during the school-wide pep rally.

As Spirit Week wound down on Friday, April 1, 2022, students began filling the stadium for the last school-wide pep rally of the year. As usual, students were decked out in their class colors: freshmen in neon green, sophomores in neon pink, juniors in neon orange, and seniors making a unanimous wardrobe decision to opt for all black instead of their assigned neon yellow. With the seniors winning the pervious pep rally, all grade levels came prepared to compete for the chance to win first place before spring break.

Varsity Boys Soccer makes their way onto the field (Photo by: Lauren Cassano)

Before the games began, all spring sports teams were recognized as they walked across the field to the cheers of the crowd. The teams included both boys and girls teams of varsity and junior varsity of soccer, softball, lacrosse, baseball, tennis, and outdoor track. Following the grand entrance from each sports team, the winner of the  Food Bank food drive for the service portion of the pep rally was announced.  The grade level who collected the most items got points toward the pep rally total. This time, the junior class barely beat out the seniors as they secured the points to bring themselves a couple of steps closer to the Spirit Stick.

Juniors attempt to pass the balloon during the relay. (Photo by: Lauren Cassano)

Beginning with the first relay race, all of the class reps were in their proper positions to start the first event of the pep rally.  This race was divided into four sections: passing a soccer ball with only feet while seated, hopping with a softball in between the legs, passing water balloons with lacrosse sticks, and hitting balloons with a tennis racket. Again, the junior class emerged victorious in the first relay race, with the sophomores finishing second, the freshman third, and the seniors, who never got past the water balloons, fourth.

Sophomores performing the beginning of their dance routine (Photo by: Lauren Cassano)

Before the class dance-off, Midlo’s dance team, the Trojanettes, showed everyone how it was done as they performed their original routine to the songs Cmon by 5 star and m.A.A.d city by Kendrick Lamar. As the dance team concluded their performance, the four sets of dance groups were pumped up and ready to dance. The dance-off came down to the wire; nonetheless, the seniors, who did their dance last, pulled out a victory.

Subsequent to the dance-off, the second relay race had all groups lined up in four lines for the final race of the day. The ultimate goal for the four groups was for each individual to separately sprint towards an inflated pool filled with orbeez and random articles of clothing, find a piece of clothing, and put it on their brave teacher volunteer. After an extremely close finish, the junior class once again pulled out a hard-earned victory due to some hilarious miscues from the other classes.

Juniors received a round of applause after their victory. (Photo by: Lauren Cassano)

As the games wound down, the judges tallied the class scores. The sophomores received the Sportsmanship Award, but, not surprisingly, the Junior Class emerged victorious overall, storming the football field, with the Spirit Stick leading the way.

After a fun-filled spirit week culminating with the pep rally,  students from all grade levels left the field energized for the week ahead.