Friendswood High School Hometown Heroes too numerous to count set their alarms clocks a little earlier on Wednesday morning so that they could lead the 15th-annual Red Ribbon Pep Rally for the combined campuses of Westwood Elementary and Bales Intermediate.
The morning started at 7:30 am with members of the football team opening car doors and greeting students out in front of Bales while their peers from other clubs and sports were in the Westwood gym giving high fives and signing autographs. Members of the band and color guard members left their early-morning practice early to kick off this eagerly awaited event with spirit music and flag pageantry. The Cheerleaders fired up the audience, 1000-kids strong, with cheers of Go Big Blue! before the Wranglerettes wowed them with a traditional high kick routine.
Student leaders from FHS then took the mic to share a simple but important message with the young Colts and Broncos: We’ve got the power to be drug-free.
Written by Barbara Gruener, Counselor at Bales Intermediate