Winter Homecoming pep assembly signifies end of spirit week

Students get involved in the pep assembly, ranging from dance battles to life-size board games

Tricia Drumm, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

The main gym was crowded with navy blue and white on Friday, Feb. 3 for the pep assembly concluding the Winter Homecoming spirit week.

The assembly packed in a wide variety of student involvement, including brief Winter Homecoming candidate lip-sync competitions, class dance battles, the routine “Hey, Hey, Whaddya Say?” contest to see which class can respond the loudest and a life-size game of Hungry Hungry Hippos with the Winter Homecoming candidates.

With the life-size game of Hungry Hungry Hippos, each Winter Homecoming candidate pair acted as a team. To play the game, the queen candidate would lay on a scooter board and the king candidate would hold her by her feet and maneuver the scooter as the queen candidate would collect balls to put in each team’s respective box. The team with the most balls in its box wins. Seniors Kasey Meeks and Garrison Fangman won the game.

“I think it was clever how they did the Hungry Hungry Hippos game and they did the yellow balls to make it look like lettuce,” junior Emma Barge said. “I liked it.”

Senior Melissa Kelley, who participated in the Winter Homecoming candidate game, said she was “kind of nervous at first,” but eventually found herself having “a lot of fun” in the game.

During the assembly, Barge danced with the junior girls in the class dance battle and performed with the Silver Stars dance team in its routine.

“Honestly, I like that I don’t have to sit there and watch the whole [assembly],” Barge said. “I like to get up, and I like to [participate]. I really like performing in front of the whole school with the Silver Stars.”

As a StuCo member, Kelley believes that pep assemblies are always good ways to end spirit weeks.

“You get everybody all together and hopefully excited,” Kelley said. “I think it was fun for them to see their classmates participate in a dance battle. It’s just to get some school spirit up.”

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