Opening Pep Rally helps kick off new year, fall sports

The Mount St. Mary community celebrated the beginning of a new school year – and the start of its fall sports’ seasons – with an exciting Opening Pep Rally on Friday, August 23. Per tradition, each class represented a well-thought-out theme, complete with clever costumes and chants, as they competed for the coveted spirit stick at one of the biggest pep rallies of the year.


The celebration opened with a lively entrance and performance by the seniors, who were later named winners of the spirit stick in this year’s first competition. It also included performances from the MSM cheerleading squads and Rockettes as well as recognized the Belles cross country, golf, tennis and volleyball coaches and teams. Energy filled the McAuley Center gymnasium, and the student body became even more united through its incredible display of school spirit. What a wonderful way to kick off 2019-2020!


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Keep up with our sports teams’ schedules on the MSM Athletics Calendar.


Mount St. Mary Academy, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, develops young women with a moral and intellectual foundation rooted in Catholic tradition. Mercy-minded and college-prepared, our students meet the future with wisdom, compassion and integrity.