Pep Up for Homecoming 2016

Traditions, new events portrayed at annual pep rally

Each year the hallways jingle with homecoming spirit as students arrive to the annual homecoming pep rally wearing their mums and garters, following the drum line.
After the school song and the Majestics’ performance, Student Council sponsor Vicki Renfro announced the homecoming court, including the nominees for king and queen:
Freshman Duke: Joe Vierra
Freshman Duchess: Sophia Frangenberg
Sophomore Duke: James Curtis
Sophomore Duchess: Haley Hinch
Junior Duke: Jack Graves
Junior Duchess: Anna Solis
Senior Candidates for King: Chris Dunn, Justin Ward, Parker McNeil, Spence Blood
Senior Candidates for Queen: Catherine Warrick, Emilia Viera, McKenzie Mason Maddox, Ruth Wolfryd
“It was a nice surprise and a really cool honor to be nominated for sophomore duke,” James Curtis said. “It means a lot to me that I have a lot of friends who voted for me.”
The Kiss the Pig event was sponsored by Girls’ Soccer with the animal provided by Future Farmers of America. Students and staff voted for one football player and one faculty member to kiss a pig. The winners were Chris Dunn and math teacher Emily Jensen.
“It was pretty gross honestly,” Jensen said. “I grew up in the country around all kinds of animals but I guess I never kissed a pig before.”
Words from sports team captains on the upcoming events and performances from the band, Majestics and cheerleaders filled in the pep rally.
To wrap up the rally, a balloon contest was held. Contestants balanced multiple balloons before time ran out. Sophomore Matthew Lutz won the competition and showed his enthusiasm about the win by dancing it out as he walked out of the center of the gym.