wannabegeek wrote:I live in Canada and my HS doesn't really have these over-the-top pep-rallies. Our school sucks at pretty much every sport imaginable (football, lacrosse, hockey, baseball/softball, volleyball....etc), basically, you name it, we have it, and we stink royally at it, so when there are "assemblies" to talk about sports achievements and the organizers are trying to get our spirits up, it's usually only the people on the teams that get pumped up the most, the rest of us just face-palm. What's EALLY, REALLY, REALLLY painful that nobody has mentioned however, are the "motivational speakers" that come by once in a blue moon. They clearly use the same old bag of tricks for every school they go to, most of the things they talk about aren't even relevant to us (last time someone spent 30 minutes on the harm of drug abuse.... when we're the best behaved school in the whole area and I'll be damned if out of 1400 students there is even 1 active drug user), and using exaggerated stories to instill false hope. I'm not if it's sadder if they believe in what they're telling us, or if it'd be worse that they don't believe in what they're telling us. In any case, I've had to sit through 4 of those in 4 years now, I'm graduating this year *knocks on wood*, and that's not something I'll miss.
Woot! Canadian Power!
I'll agree, I get pretty bored during pep rallies; in our school, each school team and club just go on stage and the one performing with the most spirit gets a free pizza lunch. 'Cause the only things good about these are that we get to skip class, and they're usually on civies days, when we don't have to wear our uniforms.
I mean, the last rally on Cinco de Mayo, one guy mentioned the swine flu (Otherwise, Mexico's a great place).