More than 1,750 Archbishop Mitty High School Monarchs gathered in the Fien Gymnasium last month, just three weeks after the year started, to celebrate the annual Back to School Rally. It was an event marked by nearly deafening class cheers along with games, laughter, and spirit. Each class entered the gym wearing their color: green for freshmen, red for sophomores, blue for juniors, and black for seniors. But the real Monarch magic began when students started to chant their class cheers.
“The Back to School Rally is a great way for us to welcome the newest faculty/staff members to our campus while allowing each class to cheer and become more unified, all the while bringing our entire community closer in spirit,” said Greg Walker, the Director of Student Activities. “This passionate school spirit that is exhibited over the course of the rally is one of the key elements that make us who we are… Monarchs!”
Students from each class participated in a variety of races and contests, with their classmates cheering them on during each activity. The annual event served as a chance to come together and celebrate that each student is made in the image and likeness of God, with gifts they can share with their community.
“Having been on the ASB side of the event this year, I loved being able to see the rally come together, and was reminded what being a Monarch is truly about,” said junior Paige Ashton, an ASB Spirit Commissioner. “What I like most about this event is that it is the first event of the year where each class can demonstrate our school spirit, and we also get introduced as a new grade, with new colors, and new experiences.”
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