Class of 2023’s Homecoming Performance

Seniors travel to a galaxy far far away in a “Star Wars” themed skit


Anna Jerolimov

Seniors celebrate with a pose at the end of the boys’ dance.

Nameek Chowdhury and Aditya Shukla

The Class of 2023 performed their Homecoming skit on Thursday, Oct. 13, the fourth day of Homecoming Week. Packing in six dances, the skit follows Luke, Leia and Han Solo’s attempt to free Assistant Principal Mike White after he is kidnapped by Darth Vader. Navigating through conflicting concepts, senior and 2023 class officer Jeremiah Moli says the skit “went much better than expected.” 

“We had communication issues between [the] class office and the dance leads,” Moli said. “A lot of us were new and green, so we didn’t know what we were doing. But having those leads and having them spend time really helped us get things done in a way that worked.”

MVHS Andhangraas, composed of the Andaaz, Bhangra and Raas teams, performed in addition to the girls’, boys’, co-ed and color guard dances. Bhangra captain Kusharagra Srivastava says he is proud of the team’s performance.

“Whether or not [the performance] went well, it was 100% how we wanted it to go,” Srivastava said. “We all just had fun and we enjoyed our last Hoco performance. I’m the kind of person who just likes to leave everything on the stage and not worry about it afterwards.”

Senior Alicia Xu builds on this fact, notes that this chaotic process was representative of the true identity of the senior class. 

“From an objective point of view, [the dances] definitely could have been better,” Xu said. “We could have prepared a little bit earlier, but subjectively, I think it’s very ‘us’. I feel like our little quirk is doing everything last minute and still coming together to put everything together. It’s our teamwork [that] really showed with this performance, and I’m proud of that.”