From the top row in the overcrowded and overheated bleachers, one can barely make out a pack of freshmen sporting yellow on yellow, meanwhile the cheerleading squad feverishly practices their backflips. But who puts in all the trouble and time to organize these festivities on the day of the Homecoming pep rally?
“Really, it’s just sort of a brainstorm, vote, and get approval process for everything,” Student Congress Secretary junior Hannah Terrapin said. “We ask for everyone’s ideas; then we vote on them. The ones with the most votes go to administration for approval.”
In years past, games at the Homecoming pep rally have included a mummy wrap, a potato sack race, and a tug-of-war.
“I love the mummy wrap game. It’s so funny. And of course the tug-of-war,” junior Tim Mason said.
In addition to the competitions held at the pep rally, Student Congress puts on dress up days leading up to it. “American Monday” will start the week off, followed by “ugly sweater day” on Tuesday, then “fictional character day” on Wednesday, “Throwback Thursday,” and lastly, class color day will be held on Friday.
“My favorite day will probably be Throwback Thursday,” sophomore Trent Estes said. “It’s crazy and everyone goes all out.”
“My favorite is definitely class color day. It’s easy to coordinate an outfit because you don’t have to think that much about whether it matches or not,” said junior Rachael West.
So while you pull on your flared jeans to look like a stereotypical hippie from the 70s, think of all the preparation that goes into a pep rally like this one.
“We’re always looking for more people to come to the meetings,” Terrapin said. “We want input from the student body.”
Leah Sheltry, Features Editor
Junior Leah Sheltry is Features Editor for the 2014-2015 Colonel. She is Vice President of YUGA club and is on the swim team.