By Noah Miyamae
Photo by Luke Quezada
The SPHS Associated Student Body held its annual SAC Assembly on Friday, September 2 to introduce the new members of ASB, encourage students to buy various school-promoted items, and raise spirit through several performances.
Students were initially greeted by band performances as everyone found their seats. Immediately following this, senior Lorie Meza sang the National Anthem. Commissioner of Assemblies Charlotte Emerson then took the stage, giving a monologue that acknowledged many events that happened in the summer of 2016 and leading the class roll call. Following this was ASB’s annual on-stage dance performance as the members danced to Gwen Stefani’s “Hollaback Girl” and Britney Spears’ “Toxic.”
“I really enjoyed our dance as it has become somewhat of a silly tradition for ASB,” Commissioner of Internal Affairs Anthony Chen said. “This really gave us a chance to bond with the younger members of ASB.”
This comedic dance number fed into the first video, which featured the ASB commissioners in a twist on the title song for the cult classic Freaks and Geeks. Each commissioner was introduced in short segments with props that emulated their position within the Associated Student Body.
Principal Janet Anderson followed the video by addressing the student body as a whole and welcoming everyone to a new school year. South Pas’ pep team, along with the two Tiger mascots, performed next to a medley of pop songs. As opposed to previous years when the several divisions of pep performed separately, the crew combined to create one, large performance. Closing out the acts before more videos, the SPHS Mediators offered their services to students in need of peer conflict resolving.
The next portion of the assembly was a video that encouraged students to purchase SAC cards. SAC cards, currently being sold for 50 dollars, allow students to get discounts on events such as sports matches and dances. Another video followed starring the staff members of Copa D’ Oro, who advertised the yearbook.
Commissioner of Athletics Jalynne Li then asked Fall sports captains to introduce their sport and encourage people to attend their games. The final video was a promotion for the Icebreaker Dance. The dance will take place on Friday, September 9 in the SPHS gym and tickets are being sold for five dollars SAC and seven dollars non-SAC.
As the many segments of the SAC Assembly came to a close, Emerson conveyed her excitement for the many assemblies to come.
“For future assemblies, I am looking forward to utilizing the talent we have on campus as we will have many acts that will feature our student body,” Emerson said. “I can’t wait to see what our very own students can bring to assemblies and I think that it is going to be a fun year.”