This year nine incredible and inspiring seniors were chosen through a selective process to be a part of the annual homecoming court.
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The court members each had their own walk up songs while being escorted by family members to their seats at the rally. Sophomore Amanda Tran presented a slideshow reintroducing each member with silly fun facts right before the big reveal of the winners!
This year the reveal was done with confetti cannons. Each royal was given one filled with red confetti and the rest of the court was given silver! On the count of three, the cannons were fired!
The three winners selected are announced: Diego Mantelli, Sasya Reddy, and Bianca Hayes!
During the halftime show, Senior Joseph Dyer asked Bianca Hayes to homecoming with a beautiful bouquet of flowers!
The Shield editor and enthusiastic cheerleader Kendall Albrecht smiles with Iha Shah and Luna Welti after watching the powerpuff cheerleaders preform the halftime show they worked so hard together on!
The Freshmen team, led by coaches Max Manzer, David Tran, Christian Lynch put up a great fight!
Superstar Hannah Crowley runs the ball for a Freshman first down!
Senior lip sync stars Danielle De La Cruz and Saysa Reddy played each others’ parallel universe roles. Sasya in the barbie verse and Danielle in the real world. Danielle expresses sadness and worry about graduation and leaving for college which creates problems in the barbie verse for barbie Sasya. Then, “weird barbie”, performed by Aurora Brown, comes to save the day! Finally at the end of the lip sync, all of the fabulous “Kens” emerge for one last dance.
In the Juniors, Wizard of Oz themed lip sync, the main characters went on a wonderous journey across the yellow brick road in search of Emerald city and the Wizard of Oz. Along the way, they encountered a tornado, a group of flying monkeys, the Wicked Witch of the West and a spooky forest. In order to defeat the Wicked Witch of the West, Dorthy played by Alexia Gourvennecc, the tin man, played by Madeline Crowley, the scarecrow, played by Shelly Yoffe, and the lion played by Lauren Brown, pour water onto his head, melting him away!
The Sophomores put on a one of a kind adventure through Candy Land with killer dance moves and lots of energy. With sophomores Blake Kim, Lili Metanovic, Malia Wightman, and SadieYork as the players in the game, the four go on an excursion through the different lands. Through their journey they meet various characters in the game that help them find the end so they can go back home. When reaching the end, they find King Kandy who is played by none other than Ahram Choi. As one last hurrah everyone dances together to celebrate the players reaching Candy Castle.
In the Freshmen lip sync, the class of 2027 assembled in wonderland with some great costumes and entertaining choreography. Delaney pound as the Cheshire Cat, Hannah Crowley as the White Rabbit, and Mia Donato as Alice took the stage with lots of dedication. Then Akina Butler arrived as the Queen of hearts and stole the show with a dance to “circus” by brittany spears!
Senior Molly Jarret and Sasya Reddy embrace after learning their banner won first place!
During homecoming season, the four classes compete for first place in corner, banner, and lip sync. Each corner includes decorations selected to fit the class sub-themes, as well as a large hand-painted banner. This year, the sophomores came out on top with first place corner, while the seniors’ gorgeous Barbie themed banner earned them first place in that category.
Our Warriors won 34-7, facing the Silver Creek Raiders!
In the annual homecoming halftime parade, each grade walked across the track, showing off their class banners, and gleefully cheered at the parents in the stands!
This year, the theme for our dance was “A Night in Pandora” based off of Disney Avatar movies. The decorations featured a variety of plants and rain-forest decor, as well as glowing led lights, neon paints, and a life size painting of an Avatar made by the talented Sasya Reddy!
Scroll through to see some of the seniors outfits for their last homecoming ever!
Behind the Scenes: Sophomore Blake Kimand Senior Molly Jarrett along with a few other helpers, collaborated to plan this special night for our Warriors! Blake was head of the event planning and activities while Molly worked on the design aspect!