By Sports Editor Clara Hall
On Sept. 7 students poured into the gymnasium after second period to attend the very first pep assembly of the year. Bleachers pounding, student’s cheering, and heavy clapping are three of the immense and high spirited sounds that roared from the bleachers as student’s took their seats. ASB officers began the assembly by introducing not only themselves, but this year’s theme, “The Blazer Effect”.
By definition, the Blazer Effect means “the continuing and spreading of kindness and support to each individual inside the Timberline Community.” This definition can be seen featured on white T-shirts provided to all Timberline students by the ASB/Leadership class. ASB President and senior Ethan Humphrey was one of the students who assisted in the assembly coordination. “The point of this assembly was have fun and get hyped for the new school year” says Humphrey. “We also wanted to introduce our new theme of the school year which is the Blazer Effect.”
Of the many students who attended this year’s first assembly was sophomore Kylee Cho. “I loved the assembly,” said Cho. “I really wish there was more spirit in our section.” Despite Cho’s experience she is still hopeful for future assemblies to come. “I hope to see a lot more participation and spirit in the future,” said Cho. Principal Paul Dean was also overall satisfied with the outcome of the assembly. “We have a lot of kids that care about timberline and I really like the concept of the Blazer effect.” says Dean. ASB officers are some of the key coordinators for assemblies. The process for their creation involves lots of planning ahead and coordination through a committee. Despite the long process, ASB officers are excited for future assemblies to come. “One goal for this year is to get everyone involved and feel that they aren’t wasting their time.” says Humphrey.
Overall, Timberline’s first assembly was thought to be a success. Humphrey and Cho can both agree that their favorite part involved the peppy pooper where students competed by screaming into a toilet, one of Timberline’s traditional assembly bits. Dean hopes to see more school spirit involved in future assemblies as well as higher attendance rates. “You only do high school once in your life and I believe we can improve making it so more students attend.” says Dean. “Nobody has ever gone to an assembly and come out a worse person.”