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Fallston Students Unite Bigger and Better Than Ever!

All the details on the 2023 Fall Pep Rally
Seniors Angelina Velez (left) and Leah Rhinehart (right) lead the rally with excitement. (Photo Courtesy of Erin-Kate Roeder)

On Friday, October 13, 2023, Fallston High School students showed of their Cougar Pride during the school’s annual pep rally! Through the hard work of the Student Government Association (SGA) and the participation of many Fallston students, the event was a success. The games, dancing, cheering, and pie filled faces were a perfect way to get students excited for their school. 

After a week full of school spirit, students were able to present their creativity and support for their class at the rally, as they showed off their class colors. Students sat around the FHS gym in designated sections for their class and prepared to face off to see who truly held the most school spirit. 

The rally began with the band, who played and danced to their iconic song, “Sports Center.” Then, a large parade commenced, introducing FHS fall sports teams, as students cheered on the players to support their seasons. The parade concluded with a performance from the FHS cheer team, as they showed off their incredible talent through flips and pyramids. Then, this year’s homecoming court was announced as they walked through the gym. 

After anticipation built through the risers, the games began. The first game played was musical chairs. All the participating students held deep focus and competition, but ultimately, senior Joey Bolesta was the champion! 

Following the battle of the chairs was a tic-tac-toe relay. Students ran across the gym competing in a speed-round of the popular game. The sophomores faced the seniors and won after the refs reviewed the final play. In the end, the sophomore class came out as the winners. 

The games concluded with an epic dance competition. One of the most memorable dances was performed by Brody Fitzkee and Jacob MacMillan, who recreated the iconic dance from Napoleon Dynamite. Thanks to their incredible costumes and humor, the Napoleons were the champions against their opponents Celia Gizinski and Addison Dougherty. 

Students Jacon MacMillan (right), and Brody Fitzkee (left), dance as Napoleon from Napoleon Dynamite during the student dance competition. (Photo Courtesy of Erin-Kate Roeder)

Another dance to remember was performed by teachers Ms. A. Canatella and Ms. Gilson, who faced off against their own children, Harper Canatella and Gabby Curriden. What really stole these teachers’ show was the surprise entrance of Ms. C. Cummings and Mr. Houck (with his iconic boa in hand) as seen in last year’s Variety Show. Mr. Houck’s sass and enthusiasm made the teacher dance unforgettable and secured a win for the teachers. 

The climax of the rally, as always, was the annual pie-in-the-face competition. After lots of donations, many teachers and students were crowned losers as shaving cream was slammed in their faces by their opponents. The event concluded with principal Mr. Collins getting pied, for the second year in a row, by student Julius Ellenberger.  

Mr. Collins’ reaction to getting pied was almost as amazing as the competition itself! (Photo Courtesy of Erin-Kate Roeder)

The pep rally concluded with the announcement of the winning class for participation in Spirit Week. Ultimately, the senior class held the most spirit, and proved it with their roaring applause as they were announced winners. The cheerleaders led one final cheer as the school day ended, and students left the gym with a smile on their faces and excited for the rest of the weekend’s homecoming events. With a huge shoutout to the SGA, as the event would not have been possible without their dedication and work, Fallston’s 2023 pep rally was a success! 

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Juliana Vendetti
Juliana Vendetti, Staff Reporter
This is Jules’s first year as a journalist with The Print! Other than writing, her biggest passions include singing, acting, and teaching. She is currently President of the FHS Drama Company and can be found performing in community theatre outside of school as well. Shes also a cake decorator, performs as a party princess for children’s parties, and sings for St. Matthew Lutheran Church. She has always loved writing and is thrilled to be a member of The Print 
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