Cavalier Pride at Homecoming Pep Rally

Cameryn Padron and Ximena Puig

On Oct. 2, Gables prepared for its homecoming game against Miami High at a pep rally. Students were dressed in all school colors to represent their class spirit with seniors wearing red, juniors in grey, sophomores in white and freshmen in black. Students were full of excitement displaying their most spirited outfits. Students stood in line as early as 6:50 that morning with at least four spirit items to receive admission into the pep rally.

“I think the pep rally was a lot of fun and everyone was very spirited. It was a perfect end to spirit week,” sophomore Yanik Ariste said.

The pep rally began with the hosts riling up the crowd, followed by the traditional song by the Band of Distinction with a routine by the cheerleaders. Football player Amir Rasul was then chosen to play for the All-American team at FSU. He gave an amazing speech thanking his team and his coaches followed by a few words from Coach Pollard.

Color guard proceeded to amaze the crowd with a wonderful performance with rifles and flags. The swim team was then brought out to bring attention and rally support for the boys’ next swim meet. The cheerleaders performed next with an abundance of stunts that impressed the crowd.

Power 96’s very own Ivy came out and led a game between grade levels where preselected participants came out and had to walk with a tray and an empty bottle on top of it. The team to have all four players finish the quickest won and after a chaotic relay, the seniors emerged as champions.

The Gablettes then performed a hip-hop routine to a mash up of Britney Spears’ “Oops I Did It Again” and Beyonce’s “Partition.” SWA then performed their first routine of the year winning loud cheers from the crowd. As always, Cavaliers gathered to sing the alma mater, prepared to support the football team as they faced Miami High.