Virtual Pep Rally Scheduled For Tomorrow, Feb. 12 at 1:15 p.m.
Feb. 9, 2021
Ngan Nguyen, Veritas Staff
- Jonah Pishkin, Veritas Staff, also contributed to this report
To raise a bit of school spirit, Rockland High School’s Student Government Council is hosting a Virtual Pep Rally on Friday, February 12 at 1:15 PM. Even though this is not our traditional homecoming pep rally in October, it will still be fun and spiritually uplifting for everyone.
The pep rally will be from 1:15-1:35 PM. Here is the link to watch the rally:
Students in Cohort A will be watching the event in their E block class and Cohort B students will be asked to participate from home through a webinar link.
To prepare for this pep rally, it’s encouraged that students should wear their class shirt or color to show spirit and pride for their grade.
There will be time for sports and other school groups’ ‘honorable mentions’, an announcement of Miss Rockland, as well as drama and band recognitions. Games are also planned for students to participate in during the rally. Some of the games include a backpack quest and two truths and one lie.
Cohort A, make sure to have your Chromebook with you, and Cohort B, the link will be sent through your school email, so be on the lookout for it.
There are varying opinions on the subject of having a virtual pep rally.
Of those interviewed most agreed that making the event virtual was justified, in order to keep students and others safe. Senior Alexis DeFranc explained why making the event virtual, while sad, was the best idea for the event. Saying that she thought it was justified, she responded, “Yes, because it will keep everyone safe and make sure nobody gets sick or be in close contact with those who may have the virus.”
Senior Billy Robinson thinks that the rally even though it is virtual is a great opportunity, considering the tremendous amount of stress taken out of a school day. In his words, “I think pep rallies are good because they are fun, and a good break from the stress of school, bringing the classes together.”
In the wake of the event going virtual, senior Lauren Draicchio also responded to the matter, and how others may feel about the idea. “I know some people may not be as excited about the idea of having a virtual pep rally; however, I believe to even be able to have the opportunity to come together in the slightest way is amazing. It may sway from what a typical pep rally would look like but it’s something to look forward to, and to me that’s exciting.”
Lauren concluded, “During times like these it’s important to stay positive and be grateful for what we can do and the memories we can make.”
With the upcoming February Vacation, it should also be a good way to get students excited about having a week off from school next week!
Here again is the link for the virtual rally.