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Baylor Pep Rally Reimagined
Harper Huckaby

亚洲体育app投注despite covid-19, baylor was still able to have their annual baylor mccallie pep rally. baylor was still able to give the students, faculty, and staff one of the most special and exciting parts of baylor mccallie week. the virtual pep rally helped raise spirits and excite everyone for the big baylor mccallie football game later that night.

the annual baylor mccallie pep rally usually consists of baylor students packed together in duke arena, excited for the big game later that night. but, the traditional pep rally was unable to happen due to covid-19. yet, baylor had an innovative approach to give the community the annual baylor mccallie pep rally. baylor decided to utilize their resources and give students a virtual pep rally. the virtual pep rally, played during assembly, included the senior fall athletes recognition, a special message from headmaster scott wilson '75, and the band playing their usual songs. each fall senior athlete had their own video where they introduced themselves to the school. in the video, they gave their name, years of attendance, boarder or day student, their elementary school, and short outro. along with the senior fall athletes, the baylor lettermen and letterwomen had a short video to introduce themselves. each letterperson had creative ways of introducing themselves from jumping out of a tree to making a basket. also, the first ever letterwoman was introduced to the baylor community. letterwoman erin kanavos ’21 made baylor history by becoming the first ever girl to be a part of the lettermen and, now, letterwomen.

like the usual baylor mccallie pep rally, wilson talked to the baylor community to excited them for the big baylor mccallie football game. he addressed baylor in a short video where he helped raise the excitement and offered words of encouragement for the big game later that night. he reminded baylor how crucial it was for everyone “to be loud and proud” and support our football players later that night. a new addition to his speech was a reminder to everyone to stay socially distanced and wear a mask during the game. and, like his usual baylor mccallie pep rally speech, he ended his talk with a big “go big red!”

the virtual pep rally also included a couple songs played by the talented band and the traditional singing of the alma mater. senior band members also got to be a part of the short video where they stated their name, years of attendance, boarder or day student, their elementary school, and had a special outro. at the end of the pep rally, the baylor community usually united by huddling together and singing the alma mater. though the baylor community could not come together and sing the alma matter, they could still have that moment of unity socially distanced. a video of the alma mater was played where the lyrics were displayed to the school so baylor students could still have the traditional singing of the alma mater.

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