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Homecoming pep rally honors varsity cheerleader Alyssa Clark, Amanda Hare, Gianna Galante

The school celebrated Homecoming in a pep rally Friday, Sept. 24. The pep rally also honored senior varsity cheerleader Makayla Noble who suffered a spinal cord injury Monday, Sept. 20. Students and community members wore purple to school Thursday and Friday, Sept. 23-24 as well as to the Homecoming varsity football game Friday, Sept. 24.

Feeling the beat, the spirit leaders dance to the music. The Homecoming pep rally took place Friday, Sept. 24 during Eagle Time. "This year's Homecoming pep rally had the school's arena packed with students, teachers and community members excited for more Homecoming fun," senior Conner Frey said. "With school spirit and in support for Makayla's fight, students in the seats and on the floor were decked out in green and purple. It was a blast to see everyone there having fun, and, as a senior, it was a great last homecoming pep rally." (Photo by Alyssa Clark)
Taking a picture, junior Lexi Balog holds a sign saying "Do It for Mak" while sitting with juniors Madyson Grobe and Evelyn Pecory and seniors Emma Miller and Isabelle Lawless. "The whole community coming together with love and prayers to show support for Makayla was awe inspiring," senior Tiana Albino said. "Seeing a majority of students, staff members and families at the game wearing purple shirts and purple ribbons for Makayla shows the true heart of this town." (Photo by Gianna Galante)
“I think the Homecoming pep rally was the best pep rally we have had in a while. Students had more spirit and crowd was responsive and that always makes it more fun. It was a bittersweet day because everything with Makayla made this week awful and our heart is broken and you are torn in two, trying to be excited for homecoming and all that goes with it and the other part is in the hospital. But also know that Makayla would want us to find joy. And I am certain she felt the love from the community and all around. It was incredible to see all the purple and see everyone who reached out in support of our sweet Mak.” - junior varsity cheer coach Emily Allen
The cheerleaders performed and showed school spirit at the pep rally. The cheerleaders wore purple bows that said "Be Noble" to honor senior varsity cheerleader Makayla Noble who suffered a spinal cord injury on Monday, Sept. 20. They also held up signs saying "Do It For Mak." (1: senior Adalyn McElroy, photo by Gianna Galante - 2: senior Kallie Knight, photo by Gianna Galante - 3: junior Hannah McCurry, photo by Gianna Galante - 4: seniors Kallie Knight, Meri-Kate Edmundson, Isabelle Wallace, Riley Brown, photo by Alyssa Clark - 5: junior Ava Haworth, photo by Amanda Hare - 6: senior Meri-Kate Edmundson, photo by Alyssa Clark - 7: junior Ava Haworth, photo by Alyssa Clark)
Flag at the ready, senior Isabela Hernandez waits to perform. The colorguard also performed at the Homecoming varsity football game alongside the Mighty Eagle Band. Together, they performed their show called, "Smile." (Photo by Amanda Hare)
Walking across the floor, junior Duke and Duchess Chris Lemons and Meredith Wright link arms. Each grade nominated two people to represent their class for Homecoming Court. Seniors picked four couples, and the King and Queen were announced before the Homecoming football game. (Photo by Alyssa Clark)
Arms raised, senior drum major Elizabeth Carr leads the band as they play in the pep rally. The other drum majors are seniors Tiana Albino, Emily Cox and junior Devin Pham. "What I enjoyed most about the pep rally was the amount of energy coming from everyone in the arena," Albino said. "It was a particularly packed house with all grade levels and even parents present, so it was thrilling to see everyone and celebrate Homecoming together." (Photo by Amanda Hare)
During a skit for the junior student council, juniors Jaylee Prock and Jayden Conley box it out. Each student council had their own skit. Prock represented the Prosper Eagles, while Conley represented the Little Elm Lobos. (Photo 1 by Alyssa Clark, Photos 2 and 3 by Gianna Galante)
Showing her spirit, drill team director Ashley Sharp dances before the pep rally. Sharp leads the Talonettes, and this is her first year as director. The Talonettes performed a hip hop routine to a remix of "I Need A Soldier" by Destiny's Child at the pep rally. (Photo by Amanda Hare)
During the alma mater, color guard holds their poms in the air. The alma mater is played by the band after every pep rally. It's also played after every football game. (Photo by Alyssa Clark)