Cheering Competition Highlight of Spirit Rally
On November 17, St. Raymond held its second annual spirit rally. Directed by the student council, all the grades participated in the spirit day that took place during school. As usual, the whole school wore fun clothing to boost the spirit of the school. This month, the theme was pajama day, and everyone was happy that they could wear their comfiest attire to school.
When the day was drawing to a close, everyone was called into the gym to take part in the finale of Spirit Day: The Spirit Rally. When everyone had settled down, the lights went off as fun music filled the room, and the student council members threw glowsticks into the crowds. After the brief glowstick-dance break, Coach Roddy Harrison, our school’s athletic director called up the basketball teams and their coaches to encourage them for their upcoming season. Each team’s coach gave a short speech on how excited they were to be the mentor for all the talented kids participating in St. Raymond’s basketball teams.
After the teams had sat down again, the Student Council introduced the next annual tradition: The teachers vs. students contest. This Spirit Rally, the theme for this competition was a layup relay race. As usual, the students chosen to participate won, and after removing all the equipment from the basketball court, each grade began to prepare for the cheer contest. The fifth grade went first, starting the cheer contest off with a bang. Then the fourth grade went, and eventually it was the junior kindergarteners’ turn. With a little help from student council, they were a contender in the competition. The baton was then passed to the middle school who were impressive in their volume and choreography. After everyone’s cheer was accounted for, Lucy Coyle, our Student Council Vice President announced the winners. Seventh grade took first place, first grade following in a close second. Fourth grade took third place. When all the activities were finished and the Spirit Rally was coming to a close, the members of student council turned on some fun music to end the event on a high note.