Friday Morning Pep Rally

Avery Stites, Staff

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 Waking up to her alarm ringing at 4:45, junior Victoria Velasco gets ready for the McDonald’s Friday morning pep rally. This was Velasco’s third year in attendance.

     “I have been going to the morning pep rally since my freshman year,” Velasco said. “I have always loved going because it’s a competition between us and four other schools, and I love a good competition.”

     Velasco stayed up until 3:30 the night before the pep rally, only getting an hour and 15 minutes of sleep.

     “I stayed up late making props for the students to hold up in our section at McDonald’s,” Velasco said. “Last year we had a few props, but I wanted to make sure we had more than enough this year. I didn’t mind staying up late because I was working on stuff that was fun for me, and I knew it would be worth it at the pep rally.”

     Velasco arrived to the pep rally at 5:30 and began handing out all the different props she made a few hours prior.

    “I made sure to get to the pep rally an hour before it started to secure a spot in the front,” Velasco said. “I handed out all the things I made, and then we waited for 6:30. Time went by fast, and before we knew it the pep rally was nearly over.”

    Comparing it to her last 2 experiences in the crowd at 6:30 a.m., Velasco said this year was the most fun she’s had.

     “This year our section was louder than I remember it being the past 2 years,” Velasco said. “A lot of people showed up with their spirit, and we won 2 of the contests. I felt like staying up late that night making props really paid off. I can’t wait for my senior year.”

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