East’s pep rally celebrates the winter sports teams


Ella Hampton

Volunteer students attempt to make the half-court shot.

On Thursday, February 16th, Cherry Hill High School East held a pep rally at the end of the school day in the DiBart Gym. In order to accommodate the 40-minute pep rally, the normal long blocks on Day 5 were shortened from an hour and a half to an hour and 14 minutes. 

Students made their way down to the gym after being dismissed from their period F classes. Upbeat music welcomed the students as they quickly found seats on the bleachers. 

Mr. Davis, East’s Activities Director, called each winter sports team onto the basketball court, where he gave special recognition to each team’s seniors and the team’s accomplishments so far in their seasons. These teams included both boy’s and girl’s basketball and swim teams, winter track, bowling, and wrestling. Team announcements were separated by different activities including a cheerleading performance and games. 

The cheerleaders’ performance had all of the students on the edge of their seats. Many had their phones pulled out to take videos of their friends on the gym floor.

Two games were played. One included races on scooters and the other had students throwing tube floats around teachers. Students had their hands high in the air and were bouncing up and down trying to participate in the games. 

Best of all, students were eligible to attempt to make a basket from half-court to receive free Chick-fil-A for a year. After over ten missed shots by East students of all grades, Joe Longo (‘24) won the half-court-shot competition. 

Once again, another successful winter pep rally has gone down in East history.