One of Old Rochester Regional High School’s most cherished events is about to get some competition. A winter pep rally is in the works for this year. Instead of a pep rally for the homecoming football game, the winter pep rally will be for a still undecided basketball game.
There will not be any skit competition. However, there will be other activities that are still under consideration. The pep rally will follow suit with Homecoming — spirit week in the days before and a dance that weekend. As of right now, if the spirit days continue, there will be no overlaps with Homecoming spirit days from this year. The spirit days are still tentative, but there should be more information after this week concerning the entire pep rally. As soon as things are finalized, there will plenty of announcements around school with the dates and details of this new event.
Also happening this week is an in-school performance of ORRHS Drama Club’s “Romeo and Juliet.” For students who are willing to pay $5, they can watch the play in school during the first two blocks of the day on Friday, November 16. If you bought a ticket to opening night on Thursday, November 15, you do not have to pay to get in during the in-school performance. If you cannot afford the ticket and still would like to attend, speak to your English teacher about your options.
Freshman English classes all read “Romeo and Juliet,” this being part of the reason there is an in-school performance. All students are encouraged to take the opportunity to see the play for educational value. This will be the ORRHS Drama Club’s first Shakespeare production and a rarity as an in-school performance.
By Jess Correia