By Brianna Lehr
On Friday Sept. 22, chatter erupted from the Fitzkee Center as excited students got ready for the 2017 Homecoming Pep Rally.
And shortly after the final event, the constant chatter quickly ceased as the time came to announce homecoming queen.
This year’s court included Abigail Castle, Isabelle Kocman, Casey Griffin, Hayley Taylor, Samantha Collis, Marina Foursevitch, and Carrie Knight. Anticipation weaved its way through the room as each nominee was called one by one to walk to the middle of the room. Finally the time had come and the students and nominees waited patiently for the verdict.
“And you're 2017 Homecoming Queen is...Hayley Taylor!” Mr. Zieber, one of the rally announcers, said.
The entire Fitzkee center erupted with cheerful noise and the nominees all hugged the new queen.
“Hearing my name announced as the queen was very exciting,” said Taylor, “but, for me, the best part was having the honor to be on the court with these amazing girls.”
The queen announcement was not the only exhilarating thing that happened during this pep rally.
During this pep rally students who signed up from each class could compete in four different events for class cup points.
The first event was musical chairs, the classes battled it out and the seniors took the win. The second event was limbo and the seniors shuffled their way to their second win.
The 3rd event was the pop relay, and the juniors raced their way to their first win. The final event was tug-of-war. In the first round the seniors and freshmen tugged their way to 1st place and competed for the ultimate crown in the second round.
Unfortunately for them, the fresh meat became the prey as the seniors pulled in their 3rd victory.
To conclude the pep rally, Mr. Zieber and Mr. Cooley got the crowd riled up one last time by having each class, one by one, yell V-I-C-T-O-R-Y to see who had the most Red Lion pride. The class of 2019 took the gold and earned class cup points for their class.