You can feel the excitment and anticipation everywhere – its Homecoming weekend and the big game against your rival team! The PTA has been preparing for months and the kids have decorated the school. The buzz is all around campus – Let’s win the trophy – we gotta win win win!
I’m off this morning to my sons boarding school to watch the oldest prep-school football rivalry in New Jersey, PEDDIE vs. BLAIR ! Today there are team matches in Swimming, Cross Country, Field Hockey and of course, FOOTBALL!!! Each game counts towards 1 point and the winner at the end of the day gets the Trophy, the Potter-Kelley Cup, to take home until next year. The first team to win a point was my sons JV football team in a last minute catch in the end zone. WOW! and so it begins.
Last night under a Full Moon they had the annual Pep Rally and then a huge Bonfire. I can remember when I went to my first pep rally in 7th grade for our Upper School team at St. Louis Country Day School and our RAMS! It was an amazing night filled with smiling faces, people wrapped in scarves and warm coats with our school colors cheering and signing. The bonfire was SO COOL and the crackling of a 15 ft towering inferno with kids running around like Indians of the Old West. Some things never leave your memory, thankfully this is one of them.
So I’m off to School – I’m wearing My Blue & Gold – Ready to cheer for the team. I’m actually really excited, its amazing how all those old memories start to flow again and it gets your blood going. GO PEDDIE !!