Crazies Impact School Culture

The Cardinal Crazies push for more spirit and involvement.


Valerie Rosek

Cardinal Crazies impact school spirt by encouraging students to go to games with friends and dressing up in the planned themes.

Students at Antioch Comunity High School have a lot of school spirit and are joined together to get the rest of the students involved. This school year, Art teacher and Cardinal Crazies sponsor Stefan Pfautz is in charge of a club called Cardinal Crazies. Pfautz wanted the club to be open to anyone and have students take control of school spirit. 

Cardinal Crazies create themes for sports games and they decide that through a google survey, the most chosen themes are the themes chosen for sports games. They make sports games more enjoyable and entertaining. They keep the crowd going and lead cheers to chant while they play.

Cardinal Crazies have impacts on players and sports teams. Sophomore Veronica Henkel believes having a crowd that cheers for you in sports games really motivates the team, and how our cardinal crazies have a lot of energy and gets the crowd going. 

 “I think the Cardinal Crazies help the crowd get excited and they have a lot of energy and it translates to the students,”  Henkel said. “As a player it motivates the team and it overall makes the high school football games more enjoyable”. 

Antioch students in this club do a good job on making high school sports games memorable and hope to continue this in the future. The themes for our games are fun and it’s exciting to dress up to the themes. Antioch’s Cardinal Crazies will continue making sports games entertaining and continue to give school spirit.