CHS students show spirit at pep rally

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Members of the Canfield High School senior class cheered on their fellow classmates during the school’s Sprit Week pep rally on Oct. 27.

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.On Oct. 27, Canfield High School mascot, Big Red, helped pump up the students at the school’s Sprit Week pep rally.

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.To close Canfield High School’s pep rally, the students gathered on the gym floor, and accompanied by the CHS band, sang the school’s Alma Mater.

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Members of the Canfield High School cheerleading squad performed cheers and dances for their fellow students at the school’s Spirit Week pep rally on Oct. 27.

By ABBY SLANKER

neighbors@vindy.com

Students at Canfield High School wrapped up Spirit Week with a pep rally in the gymnasium prior to the Battle of 224 on Oct. 27.

The students showed their Cardinal Pride throughout the week with class themes, including Super Smash the Bulldogs for the freshman class, Despicable Dogs for the sophomores, Super Heroes - Fly Into the End Zone for the juniors and Black Out the Dogs for the seniors.

Days of the week also had a theme, with Tuesday being Class Color Day, during which students were asked to wear their class’ designated color; Wednesday was Class Theme Day, during which students could dress to represent their class theme; Thursday was School Theme Day, which was Cards Are Going for Gold, and Friday was Red and Black Day.

The entire week was a competition between classes to see which had the most school spirit, with the results announced at the pep rally.

After a performance by the Cardinal Pride Marching Band, Jeremy Hamilton welcomed the students to the pep rally and began the rally by introducing senior members of the school’s fall sports teams. Seniors from the girls cross country, boys cross country, girls tennis, girls golf, boys golf, volleyball, girls soccer, boys soccer, band, cheerleaders and the football team were recognized.

Each class was tasked with coming up with a game to play at the pep rally, with the freshman class having members of each class play Super Smash the Bulldogs and the sophomore class having members of each class playing Go Bananas on the Dogs. The junior class had members of each class participate in a relay race and the senior class had members of each class participate in another relay race called Dog Bone Find.

In between games, the Canfield High School cheerleaders entertained the crowd and got them pumped up for the Canfield versus Poland football game scheduled for Friday night. Hamilton also introduced Canfield High School’s new faculty members.

Throughout the pep rally, Hamilton kept the students updated on the spirit competition scores between the classes, and at the end of tallying, proclaimed for the first time there was a tie between the senior class and the junior class. Hamilton proposed a tie breaker with a wheelbarrow race. With three seniors racing three juniors, the juniors squeezed out a win and Hamilton declared the junior class the winner of the spirit competition.

Big Red, the Canfield High School mascot, got the students cheering by leading a victory cheer for each class, giving the students a chance to out-cheer their peers.

To close the pep rally, the students gathered on the gym floor, and accompanied by the CHS band, sang the school’s Alma Mater.

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