Vicksburg High School throws pep rally to kick start the academic year

Vicksburg High School throws pep rally to kick start the academic year


Today kicked off the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year for students in the Vicksburg Warren County School District. Students turned out for first-day pictures, open minds and just a bit of hesitation in hopes that this school year will be a fruitful one. 

To help ease the stress that most students endure on their first day back in class, Vicksburg High School held a back-to-school pep rally to help excite students. Officials such as Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace, Vicksburg Police Department Crime Prevention Specialist Danielle Williams, plus lawyers, judges and law enforcement officers were in attendance to further encourage students with their smiling faces.

Vicksburg High School pep rally. Photo by Gabrielle Terrett for the Vicksburg Daily News.

“The pep rally was great,” said VHS principal Tameka Davis. “We wanted to give the students an opportunity to kick the year off in a positive way. 

“They will be challenged this year, they will be pushed academically because we want to make sure that our school performance reflects their best potential.”

The pep rally began promptly at 11:15 a.m. today with Davis giving a warm welcome to all in attendance and then allowing the VHS senior class to take over and announce performances by the VHS Pride Band, cheerleaders and Gator Girls dance team. 

To conclude the pep rally, each grade was sectioned off and competed to see who had the most spirit on this first day of school. The senior class won with a roaring chant of “VHS!”

Davis wants to let everyone know that Vicksburg High School is destined for greatness. 

“Some people have counted Vicksburg out, but those who have counted us out obviously cannot count,” she said. “… Just know when it gets too rough for the average, it’s just right for a gator.”