By Milan Riley, Jordin Lim, and Ryan Park
On October 20th and 21st, the Science Academy celebrated Homecoming events, including a pep rally, Homecoming football game, and Homecoming Dance.
The pep rally occurred Friday in the gym during lunch and 5th period, and was attended by both East Valley High School and The Science Academy high school students. There were many surprise events, such as a performance by the Dance Club as well as a lip sync battle between our own Mr. Parks and an East Valley teacher. Students were also invited to participate in several light-hearted competitions. Besides these fun extras, the point of the rally was for the fall season Falcon sports teams to introduce themselves. These included girls’ flag football, girls’ volleyball, cross country, and last but definitely not least our beloved football team. Tying the event together were our cheerleaders, whose active involvement boosted the morale and excitement of the rally.
As for the Homecoming Football Game, our school played against Discovery High School. Our Falcons came out on top against the Bulldogs, winning 50 – 26. After the second quarter, a half-time performance was held as trucks carrying the homecoming court and our school’s ASB were paraded around the football field. After the performance, we continued the second half of the game and were able to not only bring home a trophy but also qualify for playoffs! While there were those who thought the popcorn was somewhat lacking, the game certainly wasn’t. The $5 tickets were well worth their price, and the triumphant game had a notable added effect of splendor under the dramatic evening sky.
Finally, the climax of Homecoming events took place on Saturday, October 21st, from 7-10 p.m. with our Homecoming Dance. From a freshman’s perspective, this indoor dance was definitely a step up from the outdoor dances we had in middle school. Purchasing a $12 ticket ($15 at the door) meant free pizza, chips, cake, and water. Accompany that with gorgeous decorations and lights, along with great music, and you have a formula for a fantastic dance! Toward the end of the night, we held a dance for the Homecoming king, Anthony M., and queen, Zahra R..
In the crowd were the other nobles of the Homecoming Court, listed below:
Grade 12: King – Anthony M., Queen – Zahra R.
Grade 11: Prince – Daniel S., Princess – Ava S.
Grade 10: Duke – Madison P., Duchess – Payton S.
Grade 9: Knight – Luis S., Lady – Kiahn L.
Thank you to all who helped to make the evening so special!
2023 Falcon football team at the Homecoming Dance