After a week of dress-up days, football games, carnival booths, class cheers and–of course–ceiling-shaking screams, the halls of Heritage are starting to quiet down as the “Rock of the Ages” Homecoming Week comes to a close.
Although there’s no shortage of activities for students during the week, one event in particular remains the student favorite: the infamous pep assembly that wraps up the week’s “Battle of the Classes.”
“By far my favorite thing about Homecoming Week is the pep assembly! Although the competition is tough, win or lose everyone always has a blast,” says Magi Sterling ’17.
This year’s assembly featured an obstacle race, a minute-to-win-it challenge, a relay race, the class dance-off and new a “Pitch Perfect”-inspired riff-off on top of the classic class cheer competition, as well as performances by both Belle Boys, Cheer Boys and Heritage’s very own rock-star Cody Templeman ’17.
“So many people who are involved in so many different things get recognized for doing what they love… It’s amazing how the whole school is so united during the day,” comments Sterling.
Even with that unity, there’s no shortage of competition. In the end, seniors won the upperclassman competition along with sophomores, who took home the underclassman victory.
“I love all the events we do at the assembly because they show not only the competition between the classes, but also all of our unity. The competition gets everybody going, and it’s great, but the best part is seeing how it brings us all together,” says Drew Gillespie ’17.by