Pep rally gets student spirits going

Published 9:32 am Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Albert Lea Dance Team performed for the school during the pep rally Wednesday. Students from all grades at the high school attended the rally to show school spirit during Homecoming Week. -- Kelli Lageson/Albert Lea Tribune

Lots of school spirit was seen and heard at a pep rally Wednesday morning at Albert Lea High School. It was just one of the many activities being celebrated for Homecoming Week.

Students sing along to the school song during a pep fest Wednesday morning at Albert Lea High School. The wacky clothes they’re wearing are for the “Wacky Wednesday” theme. -- Kelli Lageson/Albert Lea Tribune

The entire high school attended the rally during their advisement period a little before 10 a.m. After the pep band played the school song, students heard from the captains of all the fall sports teams.

Captains from volleyball, boys’ and girls’ cross country, boys’ and girls’ soccer, girls’ tennis and football spoke in front of their fellow students. Each group of captains spoke about how their teams were doing and the upcoming games.

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The captains of Albert Lea’s football team (1-4, 0-4 Big Nine) reminded the school that the Homecoming football game is Friday night against No. 2 Mankato West at 7 p.m. at Hammer Field.

“This was one of the best pep fests we’ve had in a while,” ALHS Principal Al Root said.

Juniors try to out-yell their classmates Wednesday at a pep fest at Albert Lea High School. Students were wearing crazy clothes for the “Wacky Wednesday” theme for Homecoming week. -- Kelli Lageson/Albert Lea Tribune

He also said the school is focusing on school spirit and trying to get people excited for school sport teams. Root also wanted to remind students to be safe and smart this weekend.

“We want to have Homecoming be safe for the students and have a positive energy this weekend,” Root said.

The Albert Lea High School dance team also performed at the pep rally. One student said she enjoyed the entire event.

“The pep fest was awesome,” Kaila Beckner, a junior, said. “I love watching dance team.”

The drumline and pep band work up school spirit playing the Albert Lea's school song during a pep fest Wednesday. -- Kelli Lageson/Albert Lea Tribune

Many students at the pep fest were wearing crazy clothes for the “Wacky Wednesday” theme. The other dressing up themes were “Western Monday,” “Celebrity Tuesday,” “Say Yes to the Dress” on Thursday and “Cherry and Blue” on Friday. Today’s “Say Yes to the Dress” is for everyone, so many students, boys and girls, will be sporting dresses.

Wednesday evening also had a dinner and dance for the senior class. Today there will be another seniors-only event during their seventh hour class time where the Homecoming court will race homemade boats in the pool. On Monday evening at the high school Silas Randall and Kayla Swee were crowned Homecoming royalty.

Friday the school will have a condensed schedule with the entire afternoon devoted to a field day at Hammer Field. There will be lots of events like a dunk tank and powderpuff football. Friday evening after the football game there will be a dance at the high school around 9 p.m.