SGA to introduce spirit stick at Friday rally


Megan Mateosky

Juniors Connor Neff and Callia Karas enjoy the entertainment at the winter-sports pep rally in November.

The Student Government Association hopes to raise the decibel level in the gym during the spring-sports pep rally Friday by adding a spirit stick to the mix. The cheerleaders will encourage each grade level to make as much noise as possible during their spirit routine and the winning grade will take possession of the spirit stick and secure bragging rights for being the most spirited class. The plan is for the spirit stick to become a tradition.

“We are trying to get students more involved, as our pep rallies just recognize the sports but don’t actually get people excited,” SGA president Erin Sheridan said. “We are trying to incorporate as many games as possible so people stay entertained because the purpose of a pep rally is to pump up [teams] for their seasons. We also had to fill this one with more games as there won’t be performances from the spirit teams.”

The pep rally will be during the time of homeroom and will recognize the spring sports.

“Pep rally is for the spring sports, which will be lacrosse and tennis,” SGA historian Megan Ward said. “We are also going to congratulate the soccer team for how far they went and how well they did.”

Coaches will announce their players, and then students will be selected to play games.

“We are going to play Ships and Sailors for sure, and the other ones are still getting approved,” SGA treasurer Yasemen Turkmen said.

It will be the last pep rally for the school year.

By Aakilah Hernandez