Homecoming Pep Rally 2017

Katelyn Diaz and Kristine Toraya

On Friday Dec. 1, TERRA had their annual Homecoming Pep Rally. Hosting the pep rally was Y100’s Frankie P and DJ Volume. All of TERRA’s winter sports teams we called out on by one and students cheered them on as the entered the gym. The teams include boys JV and varsity basketball, girls jv and varsity basketball, girls soccer and boys soccer.

        Just like they always do, both the TERRA Emeralds and Cheerleaders performed their new routines, made by captains Allison Medina and Daniella Nardo, during the Homecoming Pep Rally to cheer on the sports teams and pump up the crowd.  “I was very proud of my team’s performance, although I can tell they were nervous, they heard the music and put on a great show,” shares cheer captain Daniella Nardo.

“The dancers came out with fun music and choreography. Bringing out Ms. Rodriguez as a surprise was amazing, especially when she spun and fell in a split,” explains junior Nicholas Calzadilla.

Both teams were joined by the sweethearts and varsity basketball players who all learned a piece of a dance, and showcased it alongside the dancers and cheerleaders. “Dancing with the cheerleaders and my team was such a fun experience. I made so many memories in the process,” expresses senior basketball player Johan Navarro.

Three games were played throughout the two pep rallies: a relay race, the Floor is Lava, and Tug of War. The Floor is Lava is a new game that puts a twist on musical chairs where the players cannot touch the floor at all and it got extremely intense. The senior class dominated in every game throughout both pep rallies and they roared in cheers with every win.

The Homecoming pep rally was a perfect way to end a memorable and fun spirit week. It really got the students ready for the basketball games later that day and most importantly, the Homecoming dance that followed the next day.