Do YOU Have Spirit?

Seniors Take the Win at the 2017 Winter Pep Rally

Photo by: Ellen Tucker
The senior class raises the spirit stick in the air.

On Friday, January 27th, students from each grade arrived ready and eager to compete in the winter pep rally. Throughout the day, anxious spirits as students readied themselves to kick off the pep rally. School pride flowed through Midlo’s halls, with the freshmen dressed in vibrant purple, the sophomores in black, the juniors in white, and the seniors in rosy red. The pep rally commenced as the seniors stormed into the gym with determination to make their last pep rally their best.  

Once the seniors took their places, Mr. Ryan Gallagher and Mr. Tim Johnson announced the winter sports teams one by one. Athletes proudly enthusiastically marched out with their teammates, exciting the crowd. Up next, the Trojanettes wowed the students in the stands with a well-choreographed dance number. At the end of their performance, junior dance team members surprised senior dance captains Kate HicksSarah Furman, and Caroline Majetic with flowers.

After the Trojanettes finished, the seniors and  the sophomores kicked off the three-point challenge. After close competition, the juniors earned their place in the final round against the sophomores. Both sides of the gym practically shook with anticipation as they waited to see which of  their classmates would sink the winning basket. In the end, the juniors claimed victory over the sophomores, while the seniors and freshmen tied for third place.

Following the spirit competition, during which the seniors earned first place, the highly anticipated annual class dance-off fired up. The freshmen class started off the competition strong with their in-sync dance moves, followed by the sophomores. J.P. Jarratt and Da-Lan Pham stood out with their up-beat dancing. Next up, the junior class prepared themselves to defeat the seniors after a tie for first last year. BJ Beckwith and Anna Xygoros claimed the spotlight during the juniors’ performance. Finally, the seniors began their dance with the Mannequin Challenge, met with roars of applause from the senior class. Ceecee Arnold energetically showed off her acrobatic abilities and the other seniors held their own during a medley of well-known tunes. Each class put on a strong performance; however, there could be only one winner. The seniors won first place, while juniors earned second place, sophomores placed third, and finally, freshmen claimed fourth place.

Up next, a spirited dodgeball tournament raised the stakes in the class competition, and the seniors gained another win by overcoming the sophomores and juniors with their ninja-like evasive maneuvers and accurate throws. Natalie Webster proved a key player for the senior team, as she quickly struck out many of the opposing players.

Next up, the cheerleaders led the victory chant. The juniors came out on top for the victory cheer with seniors in a close second, sophomores in third, and freshmen in fourth. In the final category, sportsmanship, all classes tied for first place. As the pep rally drew to a close, class officers headed towards the middle of the floor and awaited the results. Once the points were totaled, Principal Shawn Abel crowned the senior class the victors, with senior class officers Sam Maguire, Katherine Wroblewski, Alexa Battle, Elli Perkins, and Danny McLaughlin proudly raising the spirit stick in the air, while the seniors stormed the court. Truly, nobody does pep rallies like Midlo.