Homecoming Recap: Monday


//Annabelle Kiely and Cami Fowler//

The opening assembly at Mountain Vista is always a time for the student body to show just how loud they can be. The assembly was filled with many fun activities designed to spark school spirit and get students excited for the week ahead. So far the scores for the classes are: two points for the Seniors, one point for the Juniors and Sophomores, and zero for the Freshmen.

During the assembly, fall sports teams walked out to mark the coming end to their season, with the Unified sports teams receiving the loudest cheers from the crowd.

“This year, when fall sports walked out, we were all really hype and it was amazing,” Senior Priya Kodenkandath said. “Especially for unified, I’ve never heard the school get as loud as it did this year.”

During the day, hallways were filled students wearing jerseys of their favorite sports teams. 

“The definition of school spirit is cheering and being supportive of those around you,” Junior Keagan Parmentier said. Out of all the dress-up days, Parmentier is looking forward to Blackout the most. 

In the afternoon, the Unified team played ThunderRidge, winning the game 12-9.

“The best part of unified I would say is definitely the friends you make, special needs or not you, you come away with a lot of good friendships.” Senior Ellie Stafford said. “I have learned a lot through unified. Definitely patience. You know, like always be humble, no matter what, wherever you are in life, you can always be nice.” 

After the Unified game finished, the powderpuff teams took the field. The stadium lights set in as the faded away. The spirit of competition and excitement filling the air. Players covered their faces in green, white, and black accompanied by big smiles and boxer braids. As soon as the game kicked off, flags of all assortments were airborne and both classes sprinted up and down the sidelines cheering on their according class. 

“I have learned that even if you aren’t playing the whole game being apart of the team is a great experience. I really enjoyed playing but cheering on my team was fun as well,” junior Katelyn Irwin said. 

During halftime, man poms strut onto the field and put on a show for the cluster of powderpuff girls as well as the students and parents that filled the stands. 

The senior girls remain victorious and undefeated, keeping their winning streak from last year, winning 13-0. 

Photos by: Molly Houser, Andrew Marsh, Audrey Lyp, Lilly Reicher, Brayden Tuers, Emery Davis, Mandira Gowda