pep rally

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pep′ ral`ly

a meeting, as of students before an athletic contest, to stimulate group enthusiasm by rousing talks, cheers, etc.
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Noun1.pep rally - a rally (especially of students) before a gamepep rally - a rally (especially of students) before a game
mass meeting, rally - a large gathering of people intended to arouse enthusiasm
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Some 50 Saving Blounts Creek supporters were out in force for the hearing in Washington, holding a pep rally prior to court.
Unlike four years ago, the only other time Oregon has played in a national championship football game, this Duck pep rally did not feature any live musical acts like "Otis Day & the Knights" of "Animal House" fame, or any rousing speeches by former UO greats Ahmad Rashad and Joey Harrington, or even an appearance by head coach Mark Helfrich and the team.
The once-canceled Leominster Turkey Day pep rally was held after all, thanks to the efforts of students, parents and Mayor Dean J.
Students from kindergarten to grade five took part in the event, which saw classes create posters, pom poms, and cheers for a pep rally before each session.
To finish off Wednesday night, the K-State Pep Rally will begin at 8:05 p.
During a pep rally at The Branson Landing to welcome Southwest Airlines to the area, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon said he is very delighted to be there for this positive news.
The Walk to Washington is a national pep rally to raise awareness of depression and to show those trying to overcome depression that they are not alone and that help is available.
The male and female teachers made sexually suggestive motions during a pep rally at Churchill High School in February, although they remained fully clothed.
On Monday, a group of them gathered at the Alicia Broadous-Duncan Multipurpose Center for a pep rally, some warm-up exercises and the job assignments.
RIF achieved this milestone at Washington Heights Elementary School (PA) when Parker Beene, a fifth grade student, chose Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at his school's Reading Pep Rally.
We have a pep rally for athletics but nobody does a pep rally for academics," says Mark Peterson, superintendent of Lanier County School District in Lakeland, Ga.