School is back which means rallies are too. On Friday, September 21st the Star Wars-themed "Back to School" rally took place in the Costa Mesa High School Gym.
As the students walked in, the environment was full of enthusiasm and music, courtesy of the CMHS Band. The rally started off with hosts Noah JeyaRajah and Molly Settles dressed as Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia. An introductory video of the 2012-2013 ASB members played to let students know who their representatives were. Thus the battle began as the ASB members had a little light-saber war. Then they danced to the hit song, “Call Me Maybe”, as well as others. Logan Whalen had a mini solo dance-off as he was break dancing in the middle of all the other members. It was then time for the signature Mesa "8 clap". Juniors were not very enthusiastic with the 8 clap, considering only Royce Friedmann and the teachers stood up to participate.
(From left to right) Dr. D'Aug, Mr .Peralta, Mr. Scmidt
The first game began. The two volunteers of each class had to push each other on a small cart through a maze; juniors took the win thanks to Amanda Moore and Daniel Azurin.
Cheer team performs
Game number 2 was the Asteroid Throw. A single person from each class was chosen and the goal was to throw a ball through a hula hoop as many times as possible. The juniors and seniors managed to tie in this event in which Adrian Marin represented the seniors and Kyle Hefner for the juniors.
Luke (Noah JeyaRajah), stepped into the middle of the stage and Darth Vader/Dr. D’Aug walks into the room, stating a very famous line in the Star Wars movies: “Luke, I am your principal!”
As the end approached, the third and final game began, where each class sent two representatives to navigate through a maze, jump through hula hoops, a meteor shower, and a light-saber limbo. Seniors snatched the win once again, leaving the underclassmen without a single victory.
The hosts announced that the back to school dance would be that evening in the lower quad. Luke announced that Mesa has a wonderful galaxy, intelligence, spirit, and force. The rally finished with another video of ASB singing the song “You Must Use the Force.”