A look back at Homecoming week

The “High School Musical” Quad Dec contains a collage of seniors who have participated in sports teams, clubs or simply spent time with their friends.

The “High School Musical” Quad Dec contains a collage of seniors who have participated in sports teams, clubs or simply spent time with their friends.

Ilena Peng

Amidst dreary piles of homework and overwhelming calendars filled to the brim with exams and extracurriculars, Homecoming week was the shining beacon of light and hope that students needed. This week, students got the chance to experience the ‘play’ aspect of the phrase “work hard and play hard,” as they proudly displayed school spirit through spirit days, talent shows and more.

On Tuesday, each class performed songs – from duets to quartets. Missed the show? Put on some earbuds and click on the clips below to hear each class’ performance.

Freshman Jade Tsao performs an upbeat acoustic version of Corinne Bailey Rae’s “Put Your Records On”.

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Sophomores Niveda Balemurughan and Neha Jagathesan sing a harmonious rendition of the song “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” by Meghan Trainor.

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Juniors Skylar Barr and Auboni Poddar deliver a smooth performance of “Ho Hey” by folk rock band, The Lumineers.

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Seniors Kevin Wang, Alice Tsvinev, Evan Zhang, Julia Cho and Lee Liang serenade seniors Naomi Wang and Emma Pickett in an acapella performance of “End of Time” by Beyonce.

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On Wednesday, each class returned to pump up the crowd with dance numbers to catchy pop songs. Take a look at the gifs below to see some of their moves.

Class of 2019

Class of 2018

Class of 2017

Class of 2016

Finally, on Thursday each class let their unique talents shine – from classical music to lip-syncing. Scroll over the image below to see what each class did.

Students expressed their school spirit throughout homecoming week by dressing in different outfits each day. The students wore small accessories that showed their spirit to wearing elaborately planned costumes. Here are some of the week’s best dressed. EE photo 9 Purple and Gold Day

50s Day
Formal Day

Mismatched Day
Just as summer follows spring, Quad Decs are recurring yet exciting elements of homecoming. Each year brings a new theme and with it a creative spin on Wicked, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Grease and High School Musical. The following Quad Decs uniquely present their designated theme. Class of 2019 Class of 2018

Class of 2017

Class of 2016

The 2016 quad deck features pictures of the senior class participating in sports, hanging out with each other, and school events.

Food Drive
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How was the food counted?
If the item was 13 oz or less, 0.5 points were awarded. An item 14-18 oz earned 1 point. If the item was 19-23 oz, then it was awarded 2 points and anything above 23 oz was awarded 3 points.

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How were the winners for each day determined?
The amount of points that each class earned was divided by the number of people in that particular class. The class with the largest proportion was then awarded 100 points. All other classes’ points were scaled according to the winning class of the day.

Where is the food going?
All food items will be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank.

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Story written and reported by Aditi Desai, Shriya Deshpande, Sanjana Murthy, Neha Patchipala, Ilena Peng and Hannan Waliullah