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Hills East Thunderbird Spirit at Prep Rally 

By: Ellina Koo

From October 3rd to October 7th, all students and faculty participated by dressing up on the theme days in the spirit week towards the annual Pep Rally. Finally, October 7th came by and this was not a typical day for students and teachers at High School East. It was a day full of excitement and enthusiasm for everyone as the entire school got to gather together to cheer on each other. In reference to last year when the event was held outside, this year the Pep Rally was held inside in the gymnasium. It was certainly remarkably different with no masks and not having to social distance. This year, each of the four bleachers were divided by grades. The student government for each grade put together posters with decorations to represent their class. The varsity cheerleading team began the Pep Rally through their amazing performance representing T-Bird spirit. Other performances followed throughout Pep Rally with the kickline team as well as the step team. The kickline team performed a mix of three types of dances including hip hop, pom pom, and kickline all in one. Furthermore, the step team consisted of various steps with outstanding beats. All the fall sports teams were also presented across the gymnasium. In addition, there were many games and activities from tug of war to a thrilling scooter race. The homecoming court were also introduced. They wore costumes and threw candy, which got stimulated excitement through the crowds of students sitting at the bleachers. Although this is a one in a year type of event, many students got to enjoy all the festivities and participate in Pep Rally.

This Pep Rally was certainly a great experience as it brought together the Hills East community and unquestionably wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work of the entire faculty. Being able to experience Pep Rally both inside and outside the school was definitely a fascinating experience for many of the students at Hills East.