Multiple Teams · DID YOU KNOW? #74


Did you know . . . . that for years our cheerleaders were backed up by a large Pep Club?

The Pep Club dates back to at least the early 1940’s and was comprised of all girls.

1954 Pirate Pep Club
1954 Pirate Pep Club

The purpose of the Pep Club was to help the cheerleaders by cheering our teams to victory, from the stands!  Some years, they would also raise money to help the school. For example, in 1954, they raised and spent $60 on a window fan for the girls locker room.

Rules and expectations varied slightly over the years; in 1966, the girls were expected to where a distinctive black and white uniform and attend all conference games.

1966 Pirate Pep Club
1966 Pirate Pep Club

Some years the Pep Club was so large that they filled 2 full buses to travel to away contests.

1976 PCHS Pep Club
1976 PCHS Pep Club
The last organized Pep Club - 1980
The last organized Pep Club – 1980

The last reference, in a yearbook to the Pep Club was in 1980.