As with tradition, seniors Amanda Moore and Christian Perez were chosen as the rally hosts, pumping up the crowd and hosting games created by ASB for the Homecoming Court nominees.
Quinton Bell, Senior King nominee, was most excited for the games he was to play at the rally. The games being a surprise to him, he “expected nasty games because of the Halloween theme.”
Nasty games were what the nominees received as they stuck their hands in foul smelling soup to search for a key. The key, going along with the Halloween theme, was to unlock the exit of the haunted mansion in which the Court was trapped. Another balloon game was expected to be played, but with time running short, the rally bypassed the activity.
Other fun included a surprise ASB dance with glowing lights, and a group of zombie teachers dancing to “Thriller.” Both dances were well rehearsed and kept as secret as possible from outside students. The Madrigal Choir performed a song in the dark using flashlights as props. Spooky transitions, such as when students initially walked in, the lights were turned off for a haunted mansion feel and Halloween favorite songs (such as “This Is Halloween”) played in the background.
Sophie Nguyen, Junior Homecoming Princess, was most excited for these dances and stated they “exceeded her expectations.”
Although multiple seniors exclaimed this was the best rally they had seen at Mesa in all four years, senior Eric Vu mentioned “The seniors were quiet. They weren't really getting into it, but overall, it was a really good rally.”
Janelle Alonzo, junior ASB publicity officer, excitedly exclaimed right before students entered, “This is going to be the best rally. I think the performances are well planned out and I love the theme as a whole. Although other rallies have a lot of work, this rally has lots more work inputted.”
Written by Kimberly Hedges