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At Byrnes Freshman Academy (BFA) many students miss the pep rallies
March 28, 2014James F Byrnes Freshman Academy
The administration has not had a pep rally for the years of 2013-2014 at BFA because of discipline issues.
The students get “too hyped” and “boosted” in school, according to Mr. Jackson, so administration decided that the school will not have a pep rally unless it is an important game.
Taylor Guthrie suggested, “BFA probably thinks we can’t handle it.”
According to some, the outlook for a future pep rally is grim.
Mrs. Burnett said, “Honestly I don’t know when we will have a pep rally. I’m hoping we might have one towards the end of the school year.”
But Taylor Guthrie, student at BFA, is pessimistic, “We will never have a pep rally.”
Tapanga Nesbitt, another student at BFA, agreed, “The school will never let us have a pep rally.”
Mr. Jackson, vice principle at BFA, explained the situation, “We haven’t played a big game for us to have a pep rally. We never will have a rally until we have a big game.”
Mr. Jackson also said, “Pep rallies give students a boost, makes them get wild.” He elaborated, “We only have pep rallies for homecoming or homecoming games.”
Quiauna Wood, student at BFA, felt that “The administration thinks that because we’re a one-year school that it really doesn’t matter for the school to have a pep rally, but it does.”
Mrs. Burnett advised, “If the students feel strongly about the pep rallies they should speak up and talk to administration.”
According to Global Post (everydaylife.globalpost.com), a pep rally is designed to generate school spirit and spark unity within a school community. Pep rallies create an environment of enthusiasm and will increase attendance at the game in support of their team.
During a pep rally the atmosphere is loud and enthusiastic, or “boosted” as Mr. Jackson described it. The rally motivates students to participate. After a pep rally, students feel uplifted and enthusiastic about their school’s team and the upcoming contest. Hopefully, the students are inspired to make plans to attend the event.