The first pep rally of the year is always an event to celebrate student success and generate some Warrior pride, but the first pep rally of the 2019-20 school year took it to the next level. Students were dismissed from their classes via a musical escort, the high school band, which marched through the elementary and high school halls. Coach Bly began the occasion by talking about the volleyball team’s determination and excitement for the upcoming school year, while Coach Bohling and the cross country team recognized senior Emma Bixler as the second person in school history to top three hundred miles over the summer. Both teams kick off the season Thursday night, with the high school volleyball team playing at Central Valley and the junior high and high school cross country team running at Logan View. Next up was the football team headed by Coach Beacom, who expressed his excitement for the upcoming season and his belief that this year’s team has the potential to be great.
The One Act team was then invited to the floor by Coach Lutjens. This expanding team is looking forward to a new season with a completely different tone. Students were also blessed with an impromptu skit by the One Act seniors. Mrs. Knust introduced the dance team and talked about how much work they have put in during their early morning practices. Mr. Nielson explained his belief in the potential growth of the band. The new band director is excited and looking forward to building the band family.
The final event of the evening was a challenge for a couple members from the band, volleyball team, football team, cross country team, and One Act crew. Each pair raced to finish baby bottles filled with water. This competition was won by the football representatives, which consisted of Hunter Charf and Coach Beacom. The band ended the pep rally with one last run through of the school song, and students were dismissed for the day.