Every year during homecoming, a pep assembly is held at the end of the school day to get everyone excited for the game later on that night. The homecoming pep rally is traditionally the same just about every year. The only difference this year was that the football players decided to join the flash mob dance with the cheerleaders.
While not a true flash mob since everyone knows there is always a big number with the cheerleaders every year–the surprise came with the football players joining in on the floor. Along with the flash mob, the pep assembly always holds homecoming games.
The homecoming games included the traditional tug of war, which the seniors won, and the ladder relay, which could be won by any of the grades, but this year also went to the seniors.
“It doesn’t seem like Gull Lake students are really known for their school spirit,” said Sarah Daniels, a junior at Gull Lake High School. “But the assembly really did make homecoming feel more important, and it kind of got me more excited for the game too.”
The assembly was ended with Matt Hawkins, substitute vice principal, yelling “Go Blue” and “Go White” until the students and faculty joined in and yelled loud enough to have homecoming spirit.
“I think Mr. Hawkins really helped get everyone fired up at the end. If we had just left right after the games, no one would have been as into the homecoming spirit,” Daniels said.
By Katie Curtentius