Kids enthusiastic about taking a week-long series of academic tests? Kids cheering and chanting joyously about exams — on this planet, third rock from the sun?
With principal Sue Smith at the helm, the entire student body of John F. Kennedy Middle School in El Centro turned out Friday in front of the school for a morning pep rally with a difference.
"We've been working on getting our students excited about the SAT 9 tests for quite a while now," Smith said as the school band struck up the opening theme from "Star Wars" behind her.
Wearing a blue KMS baseball hat and armed with a megaphone, Smith marshaled the school's cheer squad to kick off the rally.