Pink-out pep rally honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month

As Breast Cancer Awareness Month began Oct. 1, the school honored breast cancer survivors during the pink-out pep rally Thursday, Oct. 7. The pep rally featured performances from the Talonettes drill team, cheerleaders, color guard and the Mighty Eagle Band. During the pep rally, the Student Council honored staff and community members who are breast cancer survivors.

Here are a few more details:

Who: Students, staff and community members

What: Pink-out pep rally

When: Thursday, Oct. 6

Where: The arena

Here are some quotes from students about the pep rally:

“It is important to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month because it is time for us to not only advocate for the diagnosed women and men, but also to remember those who have previously lost their battle,” senior Tiana Albino said. “As we recognize this month, more and more people become educated when it comes to the signs and symptoms of breast cancer and ultimately save more lives we as promote awareness as a whole.”

“I think it’s important to honor breast cancer because it’s something that has probably affected everyone in one way or another, whether it’s a family member, friend, or even a teacher,” senior Carrington Langston said.

“As the Bachelorette Rose Ceremony began today, I just knew it was going to disappointing for the other finalist,” senior Tiana Albino said. “On the flip side, I’m glad that Edgy the Eagle was finally able to make his match of true love.”

“My favorite part of the pep rally would have to be seeing Jayden Pollard and her dad presenting their amazing routine,” senior Tiana Albino said. “It’s always fascinating to watch cheerleading stunts, so you can imagine the excitement from everyone across the arena as this father and daughter duo performed together as a surprise.”

“My favorite part of the pep rally was seeing Jayden and Ronald Pollard performing,” senior Carrington Langston said. “I knew we were having special guests, and I was shocked when they were the ones who came out.”

“I love being able to perform with such an amazing team,” senior Talonette Paige Hursman said. “The experience of hearing the crowd go wild when we finish is so exhilarating, and it makes me want to perform 10 times over again.”

“This was definitely one of our most challenging routines, but I think it really paid off,” senior Talonette Carrington Langston said. “We got to show off new skills that we’ve never done before and, based on the school’s reaction, I think they enjoyed it.”