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Pep Rally

posted Oct 4, 2017, 5:36 AM by David Tapp

Community Pep Rally

By; Sydney Silverthorn

The second annual Community Pep Rally was held on Thursday, Sept. 28 at McCollum Field. Beginning at 7:30 pm, students were put against their equals in a showstopping lip sync battle, relay races, games and pure enjoyment.

The clubs involved in the games and relay races were Key Club, National Honor Society, Gaming Club, Musical, Science Club, FFA, Band, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Cube Crew, Student Council and Speech Team. While among the sports teams that participated in the lip sync battle were football, cross country, volleyball, tennis, swimming, golf, cheerleading and dance.

After the crowd's cheers were done, the football team took the win. Kaleb Merritt, senior football captain, was asked how it felt to win the lip sync battle, and he said, “Surprised because I thought the cheerleaders or the cross country team was going to win.”

Another event was selling tickets to pie teachers in the face to raise money under the supervision of second year teacher Mr. Hantack. When asked why he decided on this activity, he said, “It was a fun event I did at MTHS and since it has not been that long since I was in high school I thought it would be a fun way to get others involved while raising money for a good cause.”

A new event was added to the plans for this year, and it was the event of announcing the 2017 Homecoming King and Queen at the end of the rally. Between the five guys of Jake Bachman, Derek Brown, Miles Danner, Mitch Wettstein and Tanner Gladson, only one guy could take the crown, and that guy was Mitch Wettstein. On the other hand with the five ladies, there was Nicole Blunier, Natalie Bardwell, Baylee Baxter, Taryn Gustafson and Lara Wuethrich. The lucky lady that would be crowned the 2017 Homecoming queen on Saturday night was to be Natalie Bardwell. Natalie was asked to describe how it felt being selected for Queen in one word and she said, “Blessed.” There it is the King and Queen of 2017, Mitch Wettstein and Natalie Bardwell.

As the bleachers emptied and the lights turned down, McCollum field had been silenced in the wait for it to revive again on Friday night at 7:00 pm.