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The Student Voice of North Allegheny Senior High School

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The Student Voice of North Allegheny Senior High School

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Pep Talk

The success of last year’s pep rally sparks the return of the event this Friday on the cusp of Homecoming week.
Kat Klinefelter

Most NASH seniors likely remember the big, enthusiastic event called the Fall Spirit Assembly that occurred in the gym during the beginning of the school year last year to kick off Homecoming. This Friday, NASH will once again be hosting a pep rally event very similar to the previous one.

“The main purpose of the pep rally is to build school spirit and pride in NASH,” Mr. Karolski, Student Council sponsor, said. “We have such a large school community with so many groups that it is always nice to see unifying events that everyone gets to enjoy.”

Karolski and his StuCo team engineered last year’s event and did not hesitate when the idea arose again this year.

“Last year, we wanted to try a pep rally at NASH and build school spirit going into Homecoming and starting off the school year,” he said. “In talking with students and staff, school spirit was very high last year coming out of the event.”

Sarah Klosky, a senior who was a member of the Cheer Team last year, agreed with Karolski.

“I really liked the energy from last year’s pep rally,” she said. “It was very upbeat and exciting.”

Like last year, this year’s pep rally will feature the Cheer Team, a pep band, and a variety of student and teacher competitions.

Brady Mensch, a senior at NASH, recalled his favorite parts of last year’s assembly.

“I liked how involved students were able to be, even though we were on the bleachers,” he said. “I especially enjoyed watching the dodgeball game.”

Because last year’s pep rally was one of the first at NASH in over a decade, Karolski took some notes on a few key changes in order to make this year’s even better. 

“For one thing, we learned a lot about timing, audio in the space, organizing groups, and organizing games,” the StuCo sponsor said. “Expect some new games [this year], such as human ring toss.”

But Karolski knows not to change too much from last year’s template.

“We really liked the energy and the atmosphere that the band and Cheer Team brought and are hoping to bring that same level of excitement to this year’s pep rally,” he said. “We will also have plenty of free shirts and some similar games.”

With Homecoming weekend just over a week away, StuCo’s timing appears to be spot on.

“I hope to build school spirit to start off Homecoming week right,” Karolski said. “I also hope to better highlight all of the accomplishments of the groups of this school.”

The event begins in the NASH gym after a shortened 9th period this Friday.

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Lauren Lentz
Lauren Lentz, Senior Staff Writer
Lauren is a senior at NASH and this is her second year writing for The Uproar. She is on the NA gymnastics team. Outside of journalism, Lauren enjoys listening to music and driving around with her friends.

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