YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Yorktown High School students capped off Spirit Week and showcased their school pride with a traditional pep rally on Sept. 15.
Students cheered, as their peers introduced their sport teams and captains acknowledged the players.
The afternoon pep rally highlighted a week of spirit events -- 'Merica Monday, Tiki day, pajama day and grade-level shirt day -- which brought together students from grades nine through 12.
The Thursday rally opened with a medley of songs by the the high school band, skits by the Student Senate and a performances by the YHS Dance Company.
Principal Joseph DeGennaro said this traditional high school event "captures the school spirit and encourages camaraderie. It's a day to celebrate our students and bring together the school community."
Freshman Dylan Costello said he had been looking forward to high school and knew the pep rally was a part of it.
"I'd heard about it and it is absolutely an experience," he said.
He added that it is good to have the rally early in the school year because it brings students together and raises school spirit.
Sydney Ficarrotta, a senior, was thrilled to participate this year with her sister Hailey, who is a freshman.
"It is an awesome experience," Ficarrotta said. "There is so much excitement and fun. Having my sister here is great. This is a memory that will last forever."
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