West Potomac High School students, parents, and athletes gathered Wednesday night in the Michael Skinner Field House at Mount Vernon High School for a community pep rally.
MVHS and West Potomac athletes, students, and faculty members participated in fun games including touch football, chair races, and a dance-off with both school mascots.
The community pep rally began as a way to bring together the Mount Vernon and West Potomac communities, MVHS Principal Nardos King said.
"We're rival schools, but we don't have to not like each other," King explained. "We should be supporting each other's communities."
King hopes the pep rally becomes an ongoing tradition.
"I just really like to see the camraderie and school spirit," she said.
When asked about his favorite part of the night, West Potomac principal Cliff Hardison replied, "Watching Nardos clean run the ball in football."
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