Special to Patch By Chrissy Cilento, Emmaus High School Senior
Two years ago, Emmaus High School changed the time of its Homecoming Pep Rally to the night before the game. Instead of being excused from second period to go cheer on classmates and sports teams, now students come in the evening to amp up their Emmaus spirit.
This year's Homecoming Pep Rally was held on Thursday, Oct. 18, in the EHS stadium.
Despite the change in time and a slight decline in turnout, the pep rallies have otherwise remained the same. The emcees are still whacky, the band still plays, the dance team performs as usual and there's all sorts of cheering for the football teams.
This year the pep rally was emceed by seniors Bobby Marsh, Clement Decrop, Seth Workman and Kristyan Koenig.
The boys drove in on golf carts as usual, did all sorts of flips and gymnastics tricks, and did a great job of getting everyone pumped for the Homecoming football game. Several of them were also wearing ridiculously short shorts, which helped keep the audience involved and attentive.
Besides getting everyone all pepped up, the winners of the Homecoming "best of" competition were announced and the members of the Homecoming Court were introduced.
Best smile: Megan Martignetti and Adam Kita
Most athletic: Sarah Kazmierski and Andrew Kerson
Class clown: Franny Schaeffer and Cameron Kreiger
Most school spirit: Carly Muller and Gabe Shankweiler
Homecoming Queen and King: Sarah Kazmierski and Andrew Kerson
Lexie Smith and Andrew Freeman,
Carly Muller and Adam Kita,
Maddie Schantz and Corey Hill,
Lexi Roth and Cameron Kreiger
After everyone was bleeding green and gold, officials lit the bonfire, which provided some much needed warmth, and was a perfect way to wrap up a very spirited night.