Homecoming Pep Rally
BY HAILEE WHITFIELD ON NOVEMBER 15, 2013
Students watched the cheerleaders perform, cheered for the football team and sang with teachers who performed during the 2013 Homecoming Pep Rally.
As students sat and waited for the excitement to begin, art teacher Randall Leach and history teacher Amity Kea told everyone what was about to happen.
“Leach and I were asked to be the MC’s for the pep rally and our role was to announce things and keep things moving smoothly,” says Kea.
Princesses were chosen to represent the 9th, 10th and 11th grades during homecoming. Freshman Princess Lauren Phillips, Sophomore Princess Shayla Lee, and Junior Princess Rachel Wilson were the representatives that students nominated and voted for on Oct. 17 and 29. The nominees for Homecoming Queen were Addie Kate Kunkel, Ushma Vaidya, Erin Naziri, Kia Bell, Armanee Adams and winner Tiara Little.
Senior Armanee Adams knows what it is like to prepare for homecoming. She won Freshman Princess her freshman year, and she was also nominated her sophomore year.
“I really wanted to be nominated for Homecoming Queen, but there are so many girls that I got scared that I would not even get the chance,” Adams said. “I was really nervous because everyone was in the gym and we had to stand in front of everyone.”
Junior Rachel Wilson was taken by surprise when she was chosen to be Junior Princess.
“I was so excited,” Wilson said. “I had an idea I was going to be nominated because my friends really wanted me to be junior princess, but I had no idea I was actually going to win.”
Just when everyone thought the pep rally was over, music started playing. Leach, followed by Clay Medlin, Amy Dunham and other teachers, sang to different songs, and some teachers even dressed as the singer. Once the wrong music started playing is when everyone really started laughing and enjoying it. The students watched and sang along as the teachers put on the performance.
“We try to do something really cool from the teachers to surprise the students,” says Kea. “We wanted to have the teachers look similar to the celebrities.” “Leach looks like John Legend so he was him. Other teachers or groups did their own thing to prepare what they would wear and what they would sing.”