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Don’t fear, winter sports are here

On Dec. 22, the Winter Pep Rally will be held to recognize and celebrate winter sports athletes. It is organized by Sports & Entertainment Marketing students in order to manage and improve fan engagement. 

The Sports & Entertainment Marketing class prepared for the pep rally in several ways. Business teacher Loni Kress said, “This has been an event we have talked about all semester.” They have prepared by conducting research, ordering supplies, establishing roles and responsibilities, and practicing inside and outside of class.

Student of the Sports & Entertainment class and emcee for the pep rally senior Po-Han Miller said he has prepared,“By making sure  [he] has an outstanding costume and a good understanding of the whole layout of the pep rally.” His reason for this is to keep the audience’s full attention.

The pep rally is also going to include many different activities. There will be a bocce ball demonstration, a push up contest, a livestream of swim relays from the natatorium, a cheerleader and teacher dance-off, a game of tug of war and a blindfolded 3-pointer contest. 

Senior Ian Polizzotto, the project manager of the pep rally, said, “I am looking most forward to the swim relay because I think it is unique and different so the students will like it.” 

While the activities being held are expected to be fun and entertain the audience, there will be further engagement because the students have the opportunity to earn prizes if they are a victorious player or team.

The pep rally plans also face challenges. Miller said,“The most difficult part of planning is probably the schedule change.” It is difficult to plan due to some seniors having early release and wanting to go home rather than staying for the pep rally, and fitting the pep rally into the already planned early dismissal schedule.

The entire class is working hard and are enthusiastic to make sure the event is well prepared for, successful, and entertaining for DAHS. Kress said, “We are looking forward to planning a fun event for students and staff.” 

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Alivia Murren
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​​Sophomore staff writer Alivia Murren is in her first year of writing for the Dover Dispatch. Murren is involved in SADD and Competitive Academics. She also plays on the girls tennis team. After school, she hopes to pursue an education in psychology and become a school psychologist.

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