Instructor, coach Rick Keltner sponsors Spirit Club
At every football and basketball game, the students and fans are given a theme for the night. The themes include, but are not limited to, pink out, white out, black out, camo night, favorite player and American night. These themes are chosen by the school Spirit Club.
“Spirit Club is designed to help bring more school spirit into assemblies and games,” Co-President Kallie Leiker said. “It makes the student body more excited to participate in those events.”
Co-President Emma Brungardt said Spirit Club is a group of students who work hard to promote school spirit and sportsmanship throughout the entire student body. Their objective is to get students more involved in school assemblies and games by getting everyone excited to participate.
At the beginning of the year, Spirit Club is given a very minimal amount of money to spend on the materials needed for the different games they will have the students participate in. This money only goes to the materials and any additional money needed is funded by those involved in spirit club and the sponsor and basketball coach Rick Keltner.
“The first project we did was organized the fall sports assembly and creating games for the classes to compete in during it,” Leiker said.
The Spirit Club also organizes what games are played at the homecoming assembly.
“Throughout the year, Spirit Club will contribute to the school by organizing the pep assembly, brainstorming and putting together new/creative games that keep the student body involved, deciding on dress up themes for both football and basketball home games, and creating expectations of good character so participants in school activities will present a positive image,” Brungardt said.
One tradition started a few years ago was the Wall of Boom. This is a tradition that was started before the current presidents were in office.
“Because the Wall of Boom was a tradition starting before the senior class of this year were freshman, we do not believe that the Wall of Boom will be continuing this year,” Brungardt said. “However, just because we will not be continuing one tradition does not mean we are ruling out starting a new tradition this year.”
Spirit Club is always looking for more students to become involved in organizing such things.
“One can easily be involved by coming to the next meeting or contact Mr. Keltner to join,” Leiker said. “Anyone and everyone at Hays High can participate.”