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Talent, Fun On Display At 2013 Pep Rally

By Brad Casalinuovo ('15)

Last year it was Gangham Style. This year it is all about what a fox would say.  No matter what the year or trends are, it doesn’t stop RMHS from throwing a ROCKing pep rally.

            The Color Guard opened up the show with an outstanding performance, flipping swords, dancing to the marching band’s performance of The Lion King’s Circle of Life, and showing enthusiasm to those cheering loudly in the stands.

            One of the most unexpected performances was the Drama Club doing a scene from Legally Blonde, one of the club’s most successful shows.  I can tell you that it was amazing to experience the show one more time, because yours truly not only wrote this article, but was on the floor to perform one last time.

            Then there was the performances from our wonderful cheerleaders.  No one shows more spirit than those girls.  Also the seniors busted a couple of moves; not too shabby, if only the juniors got to show off some moves, the seniors would have been so jealous.  All the seniors lit up the entire gymnasium.

            After humorous activities such as the Relay Race and the fight between the Stoneham Spartan and the Reading Rocket (FYI, The Rocket mopped the floor),  then the pies arrived!

            The first pie event was the pie eating contest, and despite fan favorite Luke Chase being the underdog, neither he nor the other competitors could match senior Liam Kenneally, who finished in under five seconds. That might be a record.  Then the pie in the face, and the Rocket’s victim was Mr. Parachouk.  However other nominees were Mr. Hillis and to my surprise, Mrs. Cunha, who by just looking at her face, held the a grin knowing Mr. P was getting the surprise of a lifetime.

            Then at the end, Mr. RMHS nominees were announced, some notables being sophomores Tyler D’Ambrosio and yes, even Luke “Chasin’ Money” Chase; as well as senior Suvi Radurajai, and to everyone’s surprise, junior Willie Snow Downing.  I asked Willie about it, as he was sitting right next to me. He was shocked.  He told me, “I didn’t even know people voted for me.”  I told him that his funny and colorful personality is why everyone voted for him.  Right on Willie!

            Well, another Pep Rally is in the books.  I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving, a great Black Friday, and watched some great football!           

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Mary December 16, 2013 at 09:19 AM
Only thing missing in this is the egging of the Freshman. Great job kids except that. Should not have happened!
Sunshine December 16, 2013 at 10:02 AM
It's unfortunate that what's not mentioned are the eggs and flour that were hurled at some freshman, and the inability and apathetic reaction (read: none) of the administration to punish the perpetrators, since they are athletes who, heaven forbid, should be held accountable.

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