Pep rally kicks off Homecoming celebration
Flashing lights, fizzling fog, and free gold beads for students — the gym was filled with elation as the pep rally kicked off the 2010 Homecoming celebration on Oct. 8
According to Senior Amanda Hudak, this year’s pep rally was “so much better” compared to the three others that she previously attended.
Zack Frink and Maria Edwards emceed the event, directing the obstacle relay race, football throwing contest, pudding eating contest, and the pie throwing event.
One of the most anticipated events of the rally was the student and faculty pie throwing at history teacher Rodney Johnson, Athletic Director Timothy Perry, and Dean of Students Thomas Vierheller.
Dressed in a rain poncho, Perry was protected from the spatter of the pie, while Johnson was hit square in the face with a pie. The plate slid slowly off of Johnson’s face, leaving him covered in runny whipped cream.
As for Vierheller, the pie fell short of his face.
“When I was initially asked to participate, I had to keep in mind that as an administrator, I have an image to maintain. However, it was for a good cause for Mrs. Moeser, and some things are more important than image,” Vierheller said.
At the close of the pep rally, the student body flocked to the center of the gym, swaying and singing “Lean on Me,” led by the varsity football captains. JC will send a tape of the student-led song to religion teacher Jackie Moeser, who is currently battling cancer.
After the event, Vierheller described the student behavior as “excellent.”
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