The students of CHS dressed up in their most alien-themed clothes to support the football team in their first home game of the school year.
Themed sports nights are growing trends from high schools through the professional level. There is something about uniting for a cause that enhances the air with heightened school spirit. Cherokee High School occasionally hosted certain themed nights where students sported the same look, but this became a regular routine once the Tribe club began organizing a schedule of themes for the season.
Last Friday’s theme was Space/Aliens/Area 51 and students dressed their spacey best, obviously inspired by the military base that everyone wanted to raid.
The Storm Area 51 meme started on June 27th through a Facebook event titled “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us.” They obviously couldn’t stop Cherokee High School as they tackled North Forsyth 20-14.
What the creator didn’t expect was the event to blow up. Everyone loved the idea and spread it around the internet.
More about the theme:
According to social media sites, round 2 million people said they would “Storm Area 51” on September 20th.
The event claims that “Naruto Running” will cause stormers to run faster than the government’s bullets, dodging them. This was the one plan the raiders had for entering the military base.
Then on July 16, the musician known best for “Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X, decided to jump in on the meme uploading a new music video to his biggest hit with him, Billy Ray Cyrus, Young Thug, and Mason Ramsey (also known as Walmart Yodeling Kid) raiding Area 51 on horseback.
This meme got so big, that the U.S. government had to make a statement.
“Any attempt to illegally access military installations or military training areas is dangerous.”
An Air Force spokesperson
Which then got people who wanted to participate in the meme to respond.
“Hello US government, this is a joke, and I do not actually intend to go ahead with this plan. I just thought it would be funny and get me some thumbsy uppies on the internet.”
The creator suggested the idea of making the “Storm Area 51” meme into a music festival, seeing how many musicians have jumped on this bandwagon.
Now, our own school jumped onto the meme, making it the theme of the spirit wear day last Friday and students went all out.
From holographic leggings to alien shirts, CHS students were ready for this theme. Everyone was so dressed up, you might mistake the game for Area 51 itself! CHS was out of this world!