Thursday, February 14, 2013

PHS Pep Rally, Gangham STYLE!

Mercury Photo by Kevin Hoffman

Some of you may have noticed last week that Pottstown High School held it's first-ever Trojan Pride Day, a kind of pep rally to bust the winter blahs.

If you missed it, you can check out The Mercury's coverage here.

At Tuesday night's Pottsgrove School Board meeting, Board President Scott Fulmer noted that Pottstown had copied Pottsgrove's long-standing tradition of "Color Day."

"I hope it works out for them," he said. "But at Pottsgrove, this has been a tradition for years."

And he's right.

Pottsgrove HAS been doing Color Day for a long time.

What I'm wondering though, is if, in all that time, anyone at Pottsgrove High School has ever seen their principal and their teachers do THIS?!?:

My favorite part is at the end, watching the students surge forward to get this once-in-a-lifetime recording on their i-Phones.

Ahh, youth.

Needless to say, I am not the first person to post this and, not surprisingly, I found several versions on you tube.

My thanks to Katie Minger, whose version I used because it includes several perspectives and an interview afterward with PSY, oops, I mean Principal Stephen Rodriguez.

(Camera work, according to the credits, was by Alex Acuna, Tony Cummings, Kristopher Horsey, Christopher Kopack, Harold Means, Bishop Corney, Dyshon Gibson and B.J. Morgan).

My thanks also to my teenage son, who found this for me this morning on his i-Pod, or phone, or some hand-held something or other....

1 comment:

  1. Mr. Delaney Class of 2013 AdvisorFebruary 14, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    Someone should explain to Mr. Fulmer that Pottstown did not copy anything. In fact Pottstown has a long tradition of having excellent pep rallies for homecoming and winter sports every year and our themes run an entire week with events, not just one day. This years theme followed the popular Pottstown Pride t-shirt and had students showing pride all week.
    Proud to teach at PHS.