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The student news site of Glenbard South High School in Glen Ellyn, Illinois

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Meet this School Year’s GBS Super Fans

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Caption: Pictured here are the Glenbard South Superfans Harper Bryan, Angjelos Salca, Lorenza Simbulan-Foster, Rayna Davis, Jake Bailey and Victoria Behling. Taken by: Mrs.Cooper, Provided Via: @gbssuperfansofficial Instagram account

Athletes, be honest, without fans, sports would not be as exciting and competitive. Glenbard South is no different. But where would our fans be without some superfans? This year, 6 seniors have stepped up to the plate in taking the role of a Glenbard South superfan. Harper Bryan, Angjelos Salca, Lorenza Simbulan-Foster, Rayna Davis, Jake Bailey and Victoria Aldana are this year’s Super Fans. This year they have one mission; be loud for our Glenbard South athletes.

A superfan is the leader of all of the Glenbard South fans and directs them in where to be and what to cheer at every home and even some away games and matches. Usually, there are only 2 superfans but this year Glenbard South has decided to assemble a team of the best fans and supporters. To join, the fans had to set up an interview to be selected for this role and show why they deserved to be a superfan. To make the school spirit even better, a superfan must always be a senior.

Last year, Glenbard South created a new tradition after the 3rd quarter at football games. Once the quarter ends, the famous song “Sweet Caroline” starts playing and everyone stands and their feet and start cheering. The song is known for its verse which says “Touchin’ me, touchin’ you Sweet Caroline,”. Then, the song has three prominent trumpet blasts. During these horns, we cheer “GO SOUTH GO”. This gets both the fans and athletes excited for the big final quarter ahead. During this, the superfans go down on the track and hold signs that say go and south and hold them up when we are supposed to say each word. Bryan says, “Holding the sign is my favorite because I get to see everyone screaming and cheering the words.”

Salca says his favorite game was “Glenbard South versus South Elgin football game” because “We were looked at as underdogs coming into the game and still had a big turnout and ended up winning the game by one point”. Aldana says her favorite part about being a superfan  “Is showing my school spirit and encouraging others to get involved with pep club/Superfans! It’s an awesome experience with amazing opportunities.”

The seniors might be leaving Glenbard South, but they will always pass the torch to next year’s seniors to keep the superfan legacy alive. I think everyone can agree that without our superfans, we would not be as loud and supportive of our teams and athletes.

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