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Yorktown Pep Rally Brings Colors & Competition

YORKTOWN, N.Y.-- Yorktown High School was a mosaic of color Tuesday, and despite the fierce competition, and the visible and colorful segregation of Yorktown High School students, senior Mallory Eliasson said she’ll always remember Tuesday as a great day when her whole school came together.

Eliasson, along with hundreds of other students, took part in the Yorktown High School pep rally to celebrate each individual grade, recognize the athletic teams, and fun competition between each grade. Students participated in games like tug of war, potato sack races, balloon popping races, and dizzy bat—all to find out which grade is the best, which has yet to be determined.

Seniors were clad in black, and were seated on the stands adjacent to the juniors, who were dressed in white. Sophomores in green and freshmen in yellow rounded out the student body from their position on the field, where all the different competitions took place.

Ariana Aboulafia explained she and all the other students have participated in these pep rallys since they were freshman, and this year marked her last.

“This went really really well, and it’s a little bit sad but I’m still excited,” the president of the student senate said. “I’m really proud of myself, and our office board, and of course our advisors who help us with everything that we could make today great.”

Eliasson said her favorite part of the event was the tug of war, which isn’t much of a surprise since the seniors were able to win that twice.

“Today was great, because I was just with my class and with my team, you could feel all the unity and community we all share every day right here on the field,” she said.

Joseph DeGennaro has been principal for four years—so this senior class was his first, and they have certainly left an impression.

“This age range is the most impressive age range there is, because you see them come in as boys and girls and they leave here as young adults, its truly amazing,” he said as students filed out after the rally. “And with this group, they’re a special group and great bunch of kids.They clearly run everything that we have in the high school and they do a great job as you can see by today.”

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