By Peyton Moore | Staff Writer
On Jan. 22, Pearce hosted its annual Mustang Round-Up for incoming freshmen and their parents. The event is designed to introduce eighth graders to the activities and organizations they can participate in the next year when they are freshmen.
At 6 p.m., the cheerleaders, Student Council officers, SOS Lifeguards, Colorguard, and the other exciting groups gathered in the gym to welcome eighth graders to Pearce. They hoped to get the future Pearce students interested in joining their clubs.
“Cheerleaders were the best. I’m so excited to go to Pearce. I already joined Color Guard,” brother and sister Bebonbra and Ajara, eighth graders, said.
First, the Drum Line, Colorguard and Mighty Mustang Band paraded through the gym and the cheerleaders followed behind. Principal Beverly Vance welcomed everyone to the event.
“This was so exciting. I can’t wait to join Stampede next year,” future Mustang Sam Cruit said.
Then, for about an hour, many of the groups performed, including the orchestra, Stampede and the Pacesetters. Coaches and principals were also introduced along with the PTA, Pearce Excellence in Education Fund and Athletic Booster Club representatives.
“I’m so excited for my child, who attends North, to go to Pearce,” parent Carol Brabham said.
After all of that excitement, Assistant Principal Donna Anthony released everyone to attend the fair in the hallways surrounding the cafeteria. The Student Council, Lifeguards, and other student role models directed people and answered questions for the guests as they visited information tables set up by a variety of school organizations. The fair ended at 8 p.m.