By: Ava Aschettino
On Friday, October 11th, OBHS held its annual pep rally. While some may have only been excited about the shortened class periods, for many, the pep rally is a highly anticipated finale of spirit week. This year, “Movie Genres” was the theme of the event, allowing students to showcase their creativity and garnering some fierce competition
So, what exactly is expected from each of grade during spirit week? Grades 9-12 are to construct a float, decorate a bulletin board, create a banner, raise money for their grade’s charity of choice, and, of course, choreograph and execute a lip-sync dance.
All activities must follow the year’s theme. Each student council decides on a subtheme and color for their class. For the 2019-20 school year, the seniors chose light purple and Disney, while the juniors chose white and musicals, sophomores chose black and horror, and freshmen chose blue and fantasy. Middle level students are not excluded from the fun; they were encouraged to sport their purple and gold and create a float and banner of their own for the big parade.
It’s no surprise the seniors swept nearly all categories, excluding the float, with sophomores stealing first. Juniors received second place, while sophomores came in third, and freshmen came in fourth.
Throughout spirit week, students were encouraged to wear wild outfits corresponding to each day’s theme. Monday was deemed “Meme Monday,” with students fashioning unique memes ranging from “VSCO Girls,” to uber-popular Vines (aka short, comedic videos, for all you teachers out there), to the iconic characters of The Office. Tuesday was “Pajama Day,” allowing students to arrive to school dressed in their comfiest clothes. On Thursday, red, white, and blue filled OBHS’s halls for “Patriotic Day.”
Each day of spirit week led up to the fan-favorite: pep rally. The event is designed to bolster school spirit and friendly competition.
Junior Caitlin Fuschetto says, “I enjoy how each grade gets together outside of the classroom to make pep rally fun for all. I feel like it helps bring the grades together and creates a stronger bond between the classes.”
Every year, students collaborate together in hopes of winning first place. Even though seniors usually sweep most categories, each grade has tons of fun working together. Pep rally and spirit week are placed on a high pedestal in the eyes of OBHS students, and this year certainly did not disappoint.