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Highlights of the 2016 Homecoming rally

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Highlights of the 2016 Homecoming rally

Ananya Bhat

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Beginning
The rally began with high spirits and energy, with the class of 2017 breaking through the seniors poster, as the seniors do in every rally, and each class performing the classic MVHS “How do you feel” cheer.

First Performance
Color Guard performed at a rally for the first time ever, twirling purple and gold flags gracefully to Twice’s “Cheer Up”. Even though their music cut out during their performance, they powered through and later repeated the performance to give the audience the full experience.

15 second cheer
Each class yelled the 15 second class cheers that they had been preparing the past week, hoping to be the loudest.

Rally games
For this rally game, the participants enacted a real life version of the game Hungry Hungry Hippos. Each class sent a student rolling on their stomachs into the center of the gym, where they would try to grab as many balloons from the pit as possible. The students, using moving platforms attached to long lengths of rope, would then be pulled back in by their teammates. The teammates would then pop the balloons collected. 2017 and 2018 tied for first place, surprising most of the audience. Following them, 2019 placed third and 2020 placed fourth.

Second Performance
The MVHS song team performed an energetic routine to a medley of Meghan Trainor songs, drawing cheers from the audience with leaps and a kick line. During the routine, they also used their pom poms to form heart shapes, adding to the sweet and sassy performance.

Third Performance
The MVHS Marquesas pumped up the crowd with their high energy and upbeat dance routine. Towards the end of the performance, students from each class joined the Marquesas on either side and danced along with them, completing the performance with a sense of unity.

Fourth Performance
The seniors from the MVHS cheer team and the MVHS Marquesas performed with the seniors from the MVHS football team for the Senior Spoof, raising spirits through their bold and fun dance moves and stunts.

Sing Along
To match the Homecoming “Disneyland” theme, each class was given a song from a Disney movie. Thefreshmen sang “Let it Go” from “Frozen”, the sophomores sang “A Whole New World” from “Aladdin”, the juniors sang “Hakuna Matata” from “The Lion King” and the seniors sang “I’ll Make A Man Out Of You” from “Mulan”. For some of the classes, these songs were difficult to sing along to, but everyone kept the tune and sang what they knew.

Alma Mater
As always, MVHS Variations sang the Alma Mater , while the cheer and song team danced along. The crowd held up their pom-poms , swaying them from side to side, until the last phrase, “hail to thee ol’ MV high”, when everyone joined in.

Results
The rally results: highly anticipated and worth a large portion of the overall Homecoming score. The points were calculated based on posters, rally game results, 15 second cheer and general loudness and enthusiasm. This year, the results were somewhat unexpected; the freshmen had beat the sophomores and came in third place. The juniors were in second place, and the seniors were in first place.

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MVHS Homecoming Week 2016: Rally