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The Nest.

The Nest.

A Publication for SSA Students by SSA Students

Looking Ahead:
  • Powder Puff - April 9
  • Junior/Senior Prom - April 12
  • Blue Dress Run - April 13
  • ACT (8th-11th) - April 23
  • Choir Concert - April 24
  • Senior Farewell Assembly - April 26

The Nest.

The Nest.

8th Grade Rallies The Spirit Stick

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Natalie Torres
8th grade awarded the spirit stick at the end of the pep rally.

It’s that time of year again- pep rally time! Sept. 15 was the Fall Sports Pep Rally that celebrated the cross country team, volleyball, swim, St. Paul’s cheer, Golden Blues, Saint Scholastica Academy cheer, and the Royalettes. Each team was showcased in a video at the beginning of the pep rally.

From start to finish, the energy in the gym was outmatched. The biggest voices were surprisingly the 8th grade “Baby Doves” who could not stop cheering for their classmates the entire time.

The SSA cheer team performed a wonderful routine, before the Student Council officers transitioned into a whiteboard trivia game celebrating SSA’s 120th year.

Student Council Exec team and game participants prepare for whiteboard trivia. (Natalie Torres)

The 8th grade and seniors were neck and neck the entire game, and the winner was determined by who could get the closest year when Mrs. Carol Ann Dufrene graduated (it’s 2004, 8th grade!). The seniors were the closest and won the game!

Next, the Royalettes performed a mesmerizing dance to a montage of songs that ended with rounds of applause and cheering from the whole student body.

And now the moment everyone was waiting for: who would win the spirit stick?

Who else could it be but our newly inducted 8th grade, who took the gym by storm and out-spirited everyone!
The pep rally concluded with the singing of SSA’s fight song, and then the spirit stick was transported to its new home in Mrs. Valerie Scogin’s room.

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Eliana Candebat, Staff Reporter
Eliana Candebat is a junior at SSA! She loves playing soccer, and participates on both varsity and club soccer. Eliana loves history and law (we can always learn from our past!), the show Criminal Minds, and being a part of The Nest.!
Natalie Torres, Staff Reporter
Natalie Torres is a junior as SSA. She is a member of every Honor Society (except Latin), and she is a member of many clubs including Art Club, Baking Club, Home Economics Club, and The Benedictine Players Club. Her favorite activities outside of school include art, shopping at thrift stores, spending time with her two cats, and watching video essays on niche topics. She hopes that doing working for The Nest. will help improve her writing skills for college, and get practice with new skills, like photography!