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Rebecca Webster/Recorder staff Drummers in Amsterdam High School Marching Rams perform for the students and faculty.

Rebecca Webster/Recorder staff The Amsterdam High School band plays the school's alma mater at the end of the pep rally Friday afternoon.

Rebecca Webster/Recorder staff The Amsterdam High School Majorettes perform to the band's version of Party Rock Anthem at the school's pep rally.

Rebecca Webster/Recorder staff Recently retired AHS teacher Karen Golden is announced as the honorary grand marshal of the homecoming parade for today.

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AHS students get ramped up for homecoming game

Saturday, October 06, 2012 - Updated: 7:50 PM

By REBECCA WEBSTER

Recorder News Staff

TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- Shouts of "Go Rams!" rang through the halls of Amsterdam High School Friday afternoon as the homecoming pep rally kicked off in the school's gym.

After the Marching Rams entered, with the students following close behind, the festivities began.

Recent AHS faculty retiree Karen Golden was brought to the front of the gym as she was named grand marshal of the Homecoming Parade by AHS principal David Ziskin.

Golden is a woman, he said, who surely shows the students what it means to have school spirit.

Screams and applause from the students were plentiful.

The senior class then announced that its yearbook would be dedicated to her.

A series of student performances followed the announcements, as the high school ROTC Drill Team performed arms tricks, the senior cheerleaders put together their own dance for the students in the audience, and the Majorettes danced to their own version of Party Rock Anthem.

The Marching Rams played throughout.

And after the class presidents gave their few words to their peers, the senior athletes in the crowd were announced to the school, followed by this year's homecoming court.

After the pep rally, students lingered in the hallways, their faces dotted with purple and gold, their clothing bedazzled in glitter and school spirit.

One of those was Ashley Adair, a junior at the high school and a member of the varsity swimming team.

"It was very motivational. It always gets me pumped up," she said of the pep rally. "I always like to see everyone with spirit, representing our school, and it just makes me so happy."

When asked what she would say to the football team right before their big game if she had the chance, she said, "I would just wish them the best of luck and hopefully they go out and do their best to represent our school."

Waiting in the lobby with his football jersey on was Isaiah Martin, senior captain of the football team.

"We're definitely pumped up now for (Saturday)," he said. "All week, all you've seen is purple and gold."

Knowing his school is behind him, Martin said he already knows what he will say to his team tomorrow.

"We've got a pretty good future ahead if we just work hard and stay focused. We've got the school behind us."

Rebecca Webster/Recorder staff The AHS Homecoming Court poses for a photo after being announced at the pep rally Friday.

Rebecca Webster/ Recorder staff The Amsterdam High School ROTC Drill Team perform arms tricks for the students and faculty at the pep rally Friday.

     

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