By Steven Doan
Independence High School’s ASB (Associated Students Body) is proudly hosting the 2019 BOTC (Battle of the Classes) rally. BOTC is an afterschool rally that consists of all school classes ranging from Freshmen to Seniors that compete to see who claims the winning title for their class. Like most rallies, BOTC is on a spirit week and similar to the HOCO (Homecoming) rally, students wear clothing that is affiliated with their designated class colors for that year. In addition, given that BOTC is the last rally of the year, it proves to have more significance and reason for those to attend with friends and fellow classmates to experience the exciting rivalry between their classes. The rally will take place on Friday, March 29th at 6PM to 9PM. However, with events like these means that many will have expectations and anticipation.
Junior Cindy Dang shares, “Well, compared to last year, people seem less excited about BOTC this year since I haven’t been hearing much about it. It’s nice to see people come together to cheer on their class. Hopefully there will be better music this year too.”
As Cindy stated, BOTC seems much more subtle and less thrilling this year. The school’s spirit might not be as strong compared to previous years probably because of the ongoing construction in the middle of the school, which may limit lunchtime activities and separates students into the many corners of campus. This would be a much better quote, but if you are not able fine
Freshmen Christine Cung says, “I’m pretty excited for BOTC because when I was in middle school, I’d see a lot of upperclassmen post pictures and videos and it looked really fun. I’m hyped about going.”
This is Christine’s first year at IHS, meaning that this will be her first time attending the BOTC rally. She is eager to be at the rally because of the excessive amount of posts she has seen on social media about the school’s rally. This gave her more anticipation than she already had. Also, school rallies are amusing events and can provide newer generations of high school students a worthwhile experience for their first year. Although having the school unite for the year’s last rally is thrilling, competition and friendly rivalry is still prominent. If you are able, try to quote her talking about how she feels instead of telling it outright
“Let’s see how well our class does this year.” said Cindy Dang.