Lake Howell High School pep rallies aren’t like your average high schools. At Lake Howell, we have so much spirit that at every pep rally, each class participates in a competition to see who can show the most spirit, because when it comes to spirit, no other school can even come close! The class of 2019, which totals just under 600 students, is Lake Howell’s prestigious senior class, the largest one this year. This class comes to the pep rallies and games, and especially the football games, with so much enthusiasm and excitement. The class of 2020 is catching up, though–being the second largest class, they have big shoes to fill, especially when you consider that last year, the class of 2019, who were juniors at the time, won the spirit stick for the year. The spirit stick is a trophy handed to the class with the most spirit during the pep rallies.
The last pep rally Lake Howell had was a close call, but of course, that didn’t stop the class of 2019 from taking the spirit stick home. Each class gets their turn at the pep rally to try to prove that they have the most school spirit, and every pep rally begins with the freshmen and ends with the seniors for maximum hype. It’s tradition to “boo” the freshmen when they’re introduced, and at the latest pep rally, the juniors and seniors nearly had more “boos” to yell for the freshmen than they had spirit for their own class! On that Friday, there was a text sent out that stated the school’s principal, Mr. Kotkin, was going to give the spirit stick to the juniors, which caused quite a stir and made the pep rally much more thrilling for the underclassmen. When the pep rally began, Kotkin walked into the pep rally with a class of 2020 shirt. This almost made the seniors certain that they weren’t getting the spirit stick, but of course, the class of 2019 never gives up. In fact, the class of 2019 ended up winning the spirit stick because the commitment they showed to their class couldn’t be compared to any other.
Keep up the good work, class of 2019, and better luck next year to the class of 2020.
By: Madison Moore