Cheerleaders leap in the air during their routine. After their performance, the classes competed in a scream-off.

Nicole Chen

Homecoming 2018: Spirit rally in pictures

October 6, 2018

Upper school students and faculty celebrated homecoming with the annual spirit rally last Friday, during which student and faculty members of each class participated in a variety of spirit events, ranging from skits to relay races, to earn spirit points for their respective classes.

The rally opened with a performance by the cheer team, followed by a scream-off competition between the classes, which the senior class won. The freshman class was the first to perform their class skit, after which the freshmen and juniors faced off in a tug-of-war match that the juniors won.

The sophomore class proceeded to perform their skit, and after its conclusion, the sophomores battled the seniors in a second round of tug-of-war, which the senior class won.

The junior class performed their skit, which was centered around a stereotypical romantic comedy storyline. Their performance was followed by the Varsity dance troupe, who danced a piece to a mash-up of different pop songs.

The senior class skit involved a scenario in which senior dean Dr. Victor Adler lost all the diplomas, leading a band of seniors to join him on a cross-country road trip.

To close the rally, faculty representatives from each class participated in a “Name That Tune” competition, and members of the homecoming court raced each other in a relay that incorporated frisbees, pineapple bowling and a water balloon at the finish line. Freshmen advisors Diane Main and Jennifer Sandusky tied the “Name That Tune” game with junior advisors Kelly Horan and Rachelle Haun, and the seniors won the relay race, with freshmen in second place, juniors in third and sophomores in fourth.

At the end of the rally, Assistant Activities Director Eric Kallbrier announced the results of the eagle-painting competition, with seniors in first place, juniors in second, freshmen in third and sophomores in fourth.

The final tallies of spirit points from this week’s activities will be announced the coming week.

Irina Malyugina
Jazz band performs as the rally comes to a close. The band played a variety of songs before, during, and after the rally.

Irina Malyugina
Karina Chen (10) and Elaine Xiao (10) stretch in preparation for their performance. The varsity dance troupe performed after the junior skit and before the senior skit.

Nicole Chen
The cheer team dances to a mix of pop music. They also performed at halftime during the homecoming game.

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Wearing their matching class t-shirts, the freshmen cheer for their classmates. The words on the front of the freshman class-shirt, “Just ‘22 it”, are a play on the Nike slogan, “Just do it”.

 

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Akshay Manglik (10) blows into his vuvuzela as his class participates in the spirit rally.

Kathy Fang
Members of the class of 2022 perform a skit, which involved a dinosaur in its plot, during the spirit rally last Friday.

Irina Malyugina

Kathy Fang
Phil Han (11) waves the class of 2020’s flag as the juniors cheer to celebrate the start of the spirit rally last Friday.

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Lisa Barooah (10) points during the sophomore skit. The skit was after the game of Tug-of-War between the freshmen and the juniors and before the game of Tug-of-War between the sophomores and the seniors.

Irina Malyugina

Kathy Fang
Avi Gulati (11) lifts Roma Gandhi (11) in the junior skit while their fellow juniors cheer behind them. The junior skit was after the game of Tug-of-War between the sophomores and the seniors and before the varsity dance troupe’s performance.

Irina Malyugina

Nicole Chen
The varsity dance troupe performs during the spirit rally. The dance was choreographed to a mashup of J Balvin and Willy William’s “Mi Gente” and Cardi B’s “I Like It”.

Irina Malyugina

Irina Malyugina
Lilly Anderson cheers as the seniors’ spirit points are announced. By the end of the spirit rally, seniors took the lead.

Kathy Fang
Advisors of the senior class dance in the senior skit. Their performance was during the part of the skit that featured New York.

Nicole Chen
Seniors participate in the second game of Tug-of-War. The seniors won the game against the sophomores.

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Seniors cheer for their class during the spirit rally. The class of ‘19 emerged victorious in the eagle-painting competition at the end of the spirit rally.

Kathy Fang
Class of 2020 advisors Kelly Horan and Rachelle Haun puzzle over the name of a song played during a round of “Name That Tune” towards the end of last Friday’s spirit rally.

Kathy Fang
Sophomore homecoming court representatives Alex Zhai and Vivian Jin balance a beach ball between their foreheads during the relay race, which concluded the spirit rally.

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