Students Recognized at the Second Quarter Spirit Rally


Sherman Shen


BYMS honored 404 students during the second quarter Spirit Rally that was held on Wednesday, March 9, 2016.

During spirit rallies, students are recognized in three categories, Bronze, Silver, and Gold awards. The 18 students who were awarded the Bronze award had a GPA of 2.0-2.99 without any Ds, Fs, Ns, or Us. The 118 students got the Silver award had a GPA of 3.0-3.49 also without any Ds, Fs, Ns, or Us. The 268 gold awarded students had a GPA of 3.5-4.0 again without any Ds, Fs, Ns, or Us.

During the rally, they held games such as Soggy Doggy, Human Knot, Donut Disaster, Hula Hoop Relay, and the Lip Sync Battle.

Soggy Doggy was a game against 7th and 8th graders where the students lined up and passed a stuffed animal dog that was dunked in a bucket of water to the end of the line where the last person wrung out the dog and it repeated. The team with the most water in the bucket at the end won.

The Human Knot was a game two teams of teachers played where they stood in a circle and joined hands and tried to untangle themselves. The first team to untangle themselves won.

Donut Disaster was a game where students had to eat a powdered sugar donut that was tied on a string attached to a pole with their hands behind their backs. The first one to successfully eat the donut won.

The Hula Hoop Relay was when three teams of students joined hands in a line while trying to get a hula hoop to the end and back. The first team to get it to the end and back won.

“We think it is important for our school to unite as a single group and celebrate the achievements of others and to purely be entertained at the same time,” stated Mr. Kish, eighth grade language arts and yearbook teacher and activities director.

“Spirit rallies have fun activities to participate in, and I get to see all the students who are recognized for awards,” stated Kami Wong, an eighth grader awarded the Silver award.

“I love performing. I love the applause,” stated Carly DeGirolomo, a participant in the Lip Sync Battle.

“The Lip Sync Battle was fun. The applause from the crowd cheering us on really helped,” Gabby Neeley stated, another participant in the Lip Sync Battle.