Highland Pep Fest 2016

On Friday, September 30th, Highland had their annual Pep Fest. Grades 9 through 12 were all exited, clapping and shouting for their Royalty nominees and their favorite group of cheerleaders. There was no ignoring all that energy packed into the gym.

As everyone found their seats and packed themselves together, the Highland Park Symphonic Band played their instruments and got everyone in there all hyped up.

pep2When everyone was settled in the staff began introducing the crowd to the Royalty nominees. With this year’s change in the way people were nominated there were a lot of different pairs of nominees. Out of the 19 pairs, only one from each grade could win.

So, congratulations to our new Highland Homecoming royalty: Calvin Boone and Marcus Hansen – 9th grade, Yeabsira Tekeste and Arianna Gonzalez – 10th grade, David Argenal and Rasjus Jackson – 11th grade, and Dreem Kelly and Gabriela Masiello – 12th grade.

After the Royalty was announced, some of the after school clubs and sports teams came up and made anouncements. The football team invited everyone to the Homecoming game the following morning. The boy’s soccer team anounced their upcoming games while the girl’s soccer team bragged about winning their game against Central and invited everyone to their games. Also, the clubs anounced their meeting dates and times.

This year the dance team’s preformence was amazing. Even though they had technical issues with the music at first, they hung in there and dealt with it like champs. They also incorporated the line kicks that the dance team is known for, into the preformance. Overall, the dance team’s preformance was really fun to watch.

Right after the dance preformed, the cheerleaders ran up and began their routine. They did their dance to the song “cheerleader” by OMI then did something very different. They preformed a really cool routine with some of the football team. Both preformances were upbeat and entertaining.

Overall, the 2016 Pep Fest was a success, everyone looked like they were having a good time. It got everyone back into the school spirt and gave them a little more school pride.


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