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Teachers play Musical Chairs at first pep rally of the year

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Every year students at THS look forward to the pep rallies as a chance to interact with their peers but also to watch the teachers participate in games. On Sept 1 the cheerleaders chose to have teachers participate in a musical chairs game.  What is often a peaceful game turned cut-throat as the teachers danced and sang along with popular music from the last several decades. 

Ms. Blackmon had the distinction of being the second teacher out of the Teacher musical chairs game at the pep rally Sept. 1.

“I think I just got so in tune with the Music that I forgot about playing the game,” Blackmon said. “[I was thinking] What if I fall? Or what if I win? What would that feel like? So I had like a lot of mixed emotions. Overall, it was really fun. And I had a really great time.”

“I didn’t pay attention to who was behind me. And I did not really look to see where the next chair was. So when the music stopped, and I realized that it was time for me to find a chair, and I realized who was behind me, Dr. Boyd, who is one of the strongest people ever. So as I was trying to take the near his seat, I realized that the competition was gonna be a whole lot more stronger than I expected. So as I’m trying to prop my way in the chair, just a little bump that she gave me I knew then I was defeated,” Blackmon said.

Ms. Sandroni was the second teacher out. 

“I’d try to stay away from people, not too close to the person in front of me and not too close to the person behind me,” Sandroni said. “Apparently, I’m not aggressive enough to win musical chairs.”

Ms. Blanton wasn’t paying attention to the songs, she was too focused on the chairs, a strategy that paid up until the last round. 

“I am very competitive, so I was kind of trying to lay low, and my plan was to squat down and push them out [of the chair] like a defensive position like football or maybe blocking out in basketball,” Blanton said. “Honestly, I couldn’t even name one [of the songs] right now, I just wanted to win.”

Ms. Rawson fought like a champ.

“I’m not competitive at all. I’ll probably just be like, ‘Oh, you can have it, go ahead and take the chair.’ But then when I got in it, I was like, ‘Roar’ (Dinosaur roar), like, I just went from thinking I was not competitive to I gotta win,“ Rawson said. “I didn’t really have a strategy other than to get my tail on that chair. I was just trying to hang close to the chairs so that I could sit down just right when the music stopped.”

Mr.Wilson was pushed out in the 5th round by Dr. Thomas.  

“I was winning at first I was in between Mr Henderson and my boss [Dr. Thomas] and I was gonna let my boss win,” Wilson said. 

Ms. Newton was pushed out by Ms. Rawson. 

“I felt like i had it, I was fully in the chair Ms. Rawson wasn’t playing any games and pulled me out of my chair. I was disappointed when I  got out but I had a lot of fun dancing to the music before Ii got out,” Newton said.

Coach Boyd was the third teacher standing.

“Oh, I’m about to beat everybody. Okay, you’re about to be very competitive. I’m not going down without a fight,” Boyd said. “The Musical Chairs of course, allowed the teachers to come in and interact with one another and let the students know that we can have fun as teachers.”

THS Album students:  Miles Howell, Jocelynn Starks, Jaremiah Shelton and Asia Darden also contributed to this article.  

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Grant Edger, Golden Wave Media Staff Member
  Grant Edger is a copy editor and writer for Tupelo High School’s Wave Media team and a senior at THS. Grant has been a member of the Wave Media team for 3 years and in that time has won MSPA Best of Mississippi awards for news and feature writing. In his free time, he enjoys reading, walking, and writing. Grant enjoys learning from his own research with the topics he writes about.
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Kara Graham is an editor for Wave Media. She has always had a passion for writing and often writes poems and reads in her spare time. She is the recipient of the MSPA Best of Show Lede, MSPA Best of Mississippi Feature Writing/Reporting, and MSPA Best of Mississippi Depth Reporting Winner.  She is also an MSPA All-Mississippi Honoree. She had one of her articles published on the Best of SNO website. She is president of the journalism honor society Quill & Scroll. She participated in a virtual newsroom called Headliners of Summer where she was joined by writers from 16 states and 4 countries to write stories of local and national interest. You can access more of her work on the Headliners of Summer website. She hopes to major in journalism at the University of Mississippi. This is her second year writing for Wave Media  
Matt Copeland is a member of the journalism staff. It’s his first year in Mrs. Chumley’s multi-media reporting and journalism class. He takes pictures, makes videos, and posts articles. He plays basketball as a hobby, he has a job at the tupelo country club. He’s been working for exactly 1 month. The tupelo country club is his second block, he’s a server there. His favorite fast food restaurant is Taco Bell, but it changes from time to time. He loves to listen to music and run. He has a girlfriend of what feels like forever. His favorite number is 10 and he likes to take pictures. He hopes one day he can be a great photographer. His dream school is the University of Georgia. They have great programs.

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