Pep Rally Preparations!

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Emery Clark

Alaina Etter, in yellow, and her friends decorating T-shirts at the Oakdale T-shirt decorating party.

Oliver Daubert and Emery Clark

On October 5th 2021, Oakdale High School hosted a T-Shirt decorating event to get ready for the pep rally, happening on October 8th. The main administrator of the event, Elizabeth Mulcahy explained, “We’ve purchased materials like puffy paint, T-shirt paint, and tye dye” and talked about also having snacks and music for the attendees.

This event was held in order to help people prepare for Friday’s spirit day “class colors”: Freshmen will wear white, Sophomores wear grey, Juniors wear black and Seniors wear tie-dye. Mulcahy suggested that this would be a good event because “in years past [students] have been confused [on] how to get a t-shirt for pep rally or what to wear.”

She then comments, “Students haven’t really been able to experience pep rally and homecoming in a while.”

The event took place in the courtyard, outside the cafeteria, after school. Various supplies and snacks were set out on the picnic tables. Around 20-30 people showed up to participate in the event; seniors were given materials to tie-dye, while the underclassmen were given various colors of puffy paint.

This is Oakdale’s first year holding an event like this for the pep rally. Alaina Etter, a freshman at Oakdale High School stated, “ I came because I wanted to see other freshmen because I’m new to the school.”

Senior Sarah Kreh, had expressed, “Having this event continue will be really fun and a great way to interact with peers outside of school.”

Kreh goes on to say, “I think I would definitely like to see more events like this one added in future years.”

We’re always open to suggestions from the student body on what events they would like to see in the future, such as this event.”

— Mrs. Mulcahy

Mulcahy mentioned, “We’re always open to suggestions from the student body on what events they would like to see in the future, such as this event.”

She continued to share that “it all depends on the turn out whether or not we’ll continue having events like this one.”

Thanks to the successful turnout, this event may continue in future years.

Both Etter and Kreh agreed that they really liked the event and hope it will continue. Cray voiced, “I think if they kept doing this it would be really fun and really cool,”

Kreh continued, “ It would be really cool if they had this in previous years and I would definitely like to see more events like this.”

Etter agreed, “I would definitely like to see more events like this, I think if you invited more people it would be really fun to hang out with friends.”

If students are interested in seeing this event or similar events in future years make sure to contact Mulcahy or Jessica Miller through their emails, [email protected] and [email protected]