For the first time in over a decade, all 14 grades at BB&N gathered in the Nicholas Athletic Center to show their school spirit in an all-school pep rally. Grades 6 through 12 traipsed into the gym by fall sport while students from the Lower School cheered them on.
After an electrifying entrance by all 554 fall student-athletes, the crowd got rowdy and never looked back. Head of School Jennifer Price opened the rally and then gave the microphone away to the student leaders to introduce the activities and weekend festivities to the eager crowd.
The first activity was a mixed-age relay where students had to quickly unpack a hockey bag, get dressed in the clothes inside, and then weave through cones and run back. Following the captivating competition, Bucky the Knight entered the gym to thunderous applause for a mascot race.
Over Homecoming Weekend all sports teams played either Nobles and Greenough School or Groton School, so Bucky raced against the Zebra of Groton and Bulldog of Nobles. After a raucous cheer of “Bucky, Bucky, Bucky,” from students, the Knights of BB&N prevailed in the race.
To close out the enthralling assembly, freshmen Amory Forman ’27 and Callie Heppner ’27 played the White Stripe’s 7 Nation Army. Finally, the confetti cannons went off, showering the more than 1,000 students, faculty, and staff in blue and gold.
After so many years without an all-school rally, students blew the roof off of the NAC to start Homecoming Weekend.