Winterfest pep assembly raises Lowry spirit

Winterfest pep assembly raises Lowry spirit

By Camille Lyon Posted February 18, 2009

Held on Friday, January 6. With loads of spirit, students came dressed in their blue and gold outfits. The pep assembly began by having Student Body Treasurer, Jordan Sloan, announce the beginning of the assembly. The school song and national anthem proceeded. A new dance was performed by Lowry’s varsity dance team. The rousing jazz routine performed was a true crowd-pleaser. After the entertaining performance, Student Body President, Elizabeth Aguilar, and Vice President, Nate Betteridge, presented an Honorary Buckaroo award to Don Peters. Don Peters was surprised as he was escorted to the floor and presented with his award.

After the Honorary Buckaroo was named, the cheerleaders performed their routine to a mixture of songs that got the crowd pumped. All of the winter sports coaches came down to the floor and presented their teams. Coach Brooks, who coaches Lowry’s wrestling team, was proud of his entire lineup and introduced each wrestler individually. When he declared that Lowry’s wrestlers would take state this year, the gym erupted into cheers.

When the wrestlers had found their seats, Student Body Secretary, Hayley Noble, then introduced the next event to be the royalty game. All of the Winterfest royalty candidates had to come to the floor and have their arms and legs duct-taped together for a three-legged race as they had to rush down the court and make as many baskets as possible.

Royalty candidates compete at the pep assembly./Courtesy • Winnada
Royalty candidates compete at the pep assembly./Courtesy • Winnada

The assembly was coming to a close, but one of the last things on the agenda was a special award for Lowry’s athletic director, Mr. Mendiola, presented by Chad Peters of the Century Club. Chad Peters announced many of Mr. Mendiola’s accomplishments. This will be Mr. Mendiola’s last year at Lowry. Finally, the pep assembly concluded as Mrs. Dawson announced the ranking in the class point competition. Surprisingly, the freshmen were in first place for the class of the year award.

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