Great Day For a Pep Rally!
On May 14th the sun was shining, the flowers were blooming and students at the Cortland High School, for just a short amount of time, got to feel like this has not been a year filled with masks, social distancing and not seeing many of their friends in school.
Pep Rallies are usually held at the start of a sports season. Thanks to the pandemic and rules regarding large groups being together indoors, the Pep Rally was held in the spring. The 9th and 10th grades had their rally first. Games included tic tac toe, rock/paper/scissor, frozen t-shirt, loudest CHS cheer, extra point football kick and relay races. Judged by a smiling, enthusiastic group of seniors and staff members, students competed in a variety of games. During the grades 9-10 pep rally, the 10th grade class won even though freshman Joshua Guest had an outstanding performance in the one vs one dance battle.
After the 9th and 10th graders competed in a variety of games and activities, the 11th and 12th grade girls competed against each other in the yearly Powder Puff Football Game. The powder puff game is an annual competition in which girls from the junior class compete against girls in the senior class. The boys from each grade step in as coaches and cheerleaders. This year's game ended with a come from behind drive from the seniors that ultimately ended in a tie.
After the Powder Puff game, it was time for the 11th and 12th grades to compete in their round of games. Many students got to show off their many athletic talents in a wide range of competitions. From kicking field goals with a football to a dance competition, the games were varied and fun for everyone involved. And not one nearby neighbor called to complain during the karaoke competition!
During the 11th and 12th grade pep rally, the seniors won and took home the spirit jug but there were no losers during such a fun filled and beautiful day outdoors!