Welcome Rally Breaks Video Tradition


Marko Durovic, Staff Writer

The annual Welcome Back rally kicked off the school year in the big gym on September 8. It was the first time that seniors Griffin Bell and Harrison Hues took the floor as the spirit commissioners.

Bell began the rally wearing a ski mask, and running into the senior section of the bleachers to cheers and shouts. The class of 2014 wore “Campo 14” senior shirts.

Leadership did not start the rally with the traditional video because the one they prepared was accidentally deleted prior to the event. “There was a video in the works but technology failed us,” leadership adviser Dino Petrocco explained. “Other than that things went pretty well.”

Bell said, “I was a little bit nervous about everything coming together. Organizing the rally probably took us about 5 days in total.”

The rally featured the traditional booing of freshmen when they were called, as well a dance contest with 2 participants from each grade. The students attempted to perform several styles of dance, including the waltz and the robot, and ended with the crowning of the “kings of Campolindo.”

The cheerleaders performed a routine that included several pyramids and stunts.

The rally concluded with a senior-freshmen sibling obstacle race.  The race ended with the seniors throwing pies into the races of their blindfolded and unsuspecting freshman siblings.

Claire Cimino, one of the freshmen siblings that ended up with a pie in her face, said, “I heard stories about freshmen siblings getting pied, but I thought maybe this year they wouldn’t do it.”