• Red & Black Staff

CHS holds first pep rally of 2019-2020

By Destiny Carter and Emily Johnson


Cheerleaders perform at the first pep rally for this school year

On the morning of Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, at Cairo High School, the first pep rally of the season was held prior to the first home football game versus Bainbridge. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors were loud and cheerful. Seniors were given miniature cowbells, and the freshmen were given hand-clappers.


After the cheerleaders were introduced to the audience, they performed various dances and cheers. The band played its selections, including the Alma Mater, and the majorettes performed, as well.


The student-teacher game did not have an official name; however, it was entertaining to those who played and watched. Hula hoops were provided to those who participated. They were required to throw the hoop around their teammates' neck.


After the game, the spirit contest began. The freshmen went first, followed by the sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The juniors and seniors tied, so the winning class was determined by a tie-breaker. After deliberation, Coach Godwin declared the seniors the winners. Coach Godwin also stated that the students should be respectful and there should be no “booing” other classes and putting them down.


After the spirit competition, the cheerleaders chose their senior sweethearts out of the crowd of football players. The players were given a gift bag and a medal.

The event was deemed successful.


Shown below are Cairo High School students singing the Alma Mater at the end of the pep rally:



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