School spirit has skyrocketed this school year at NHHS. According to many students, the environment at the recent home volleyball games has increased tremendously. Students, athletes, and coaches have all commented on their feelings about our recent increase in school spirit this year.
Coaches were asked if they think the enthusiasm from the crowd helps motivate the teams. One of our coaches, Rachel Horstmann, replied saying, “I do! As long as it is appropriate.”
Another coach agreed, saying it absolutely motivates the team.
Students at NHHS were asked what encouraged them to bring more cheer to the games. Many responded saying that the theme nights really made them interested in going.
Chloe Lueckenhoff, sophomore, replied with, “I just scream no matter what.”
Oliver Garren, sophomore, said, “Being stupid with your friends is a lot of fun.”
Volleyball players were asked how the support of their peers makes them feel when they play. Many replied saying that the support made them really happy.
When asked if the support was going to extend to other sports, there were various responses. A few people said no, while many others replied with, “of course!”
A truly hopeful student replied with, “Heck yeah, basketball is gonna be lit.”
Many students want to carry on the cheer throughout the year. They were asked what could be done to continue this school spirit. Many ideas were thrown out.
Track and cross country coach Mr. Tucker had an idea to raise school spirit. He said, “Maybe a pep rally prior to the game,” meaning that we could have a short assembly on the day of a game to increase school spirit throughout the day.
Many people also said to carry on doing the theme nights at games.
Overall, the students at NHHS are planning to continue the school spirit and extend it to other sports. Keep up the good work, New Haven Shamrocks!