Emma Naysmith, Editor in Chief

Without a doubt, the true “Friday night lights” experience cannot be achieved without the presence of the Quarry Crew. Well, you’re in luck! The Quarry Crew, after previously being limited in both capacity and appearance due to unfortunate circumstances, is now back and better than ever. 

Led by spirited seniors Freddy Bacon, Cece Diaz, Dan Heald, and McCormick Karner, the student section, once named Best Student Section by Lehigh Valley Live in 2014 and 2015, and Best Student Fans in 2016 and 2017, is committed to being loud and proud every Friday night. 

“Last year we were limited to what we can do because of the pandemic. This year we are fortunate enough to be able to attend all the games. These games bring our student body together,” Karner said. “People just seem so much happier and excited when we are able to do things like this, and the entire community thrives off our energy. It just shows that there’s nothing like Slater spirit.”

Nothing embodies Slater pride more than dressing elaborately for each announced game theme and uniting with fellow Quarry Crew members with shared intentions of cheering the football team to victory. 

“Being in the Quarry Crew is a feeling like no other. There’s a sense of belonging and of camaraderie among everyone that’s hard to find anywhere else,” senior Paulina Poels said. “Seeing everyone dress up and gather before the game is fun but standing and cheering together as we all watch our football team, cheerleaders, and marching band perform is the icing on the cake.”

The new and improved Quarry Crew with its population increasing every game, creative themes, and enthusiastic members guarantees to create countless memories to last a lifetime. 

“It feels great to be a part of something that every student looks forward to be involved in during high school,” sophomore Megan Engle said. “I feel like in ten years when I look back on my high school experience, I won’t remember how many missing assignments I had, or what grade I received on a quiz, but I’ll remember what it was like to be in the Quarry Crew and the amazing memories I was able to make every Friday night.”

While also proving as a critical aspect of student life here at #SlaterNation, the Quarry Crew also contributes immensely to the football team and the support felt from the bleachers to the field. 

“The Quarry Crew and their enthusiasm means a lot to team. It’s nice knowing that they’re always behind us, especially when they travelled down to support us at Northwestern for our big game,” senior football captain Kael Godshalk said.

Join the Quarry Crew in support of the football and cheerleading senior night by wearing pink for breast cancer awareness against Saucon Valley this Friday, October 1.

Be sure to follow @BHSQuarryCrew on Twitter to stay updated with the latest theme announcements and any other Quarry Crew updates!