Photos by Sophie Yeung and Tony Chen
SPHS students packed the auditorium on Friday, Oct. 12, to kick off Homecoming festivities with the annual Homecoming assembly, which featured skits staged in ancient Greece, performances by student artists, and the introduction of the Royal Tiger Court.
The SPHS band and drumline opened the assembly with a rendition of the national anthem complete with a harmony of drums, trumpets, and cymbals. Commissioner of Assemblies senior Flannery Clark and Commissioner of Internal Affairs senior Caleb Waters then took to the stage for a continuation of news breakdown, poking fun at current events such as the inauguration of Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh. Senior Ashley Kwon and junior Eddie Chang performed a captivating rendition of Paramore’s “Still Into You,” while pep entertained the audience with a series of performances full of stunts and dances.
In tandem with the theme of the Homecoming dance, “This is SP(HS)ARTA,” a video skit set in ancient Greece introduced students to the Royal Tiger Court. Junior Charlize Kruzic took her place on the stage alongside freshman Noah Koon and sophomore Dylan Sevilla. Royal Tiger nominee senior Grace Kim was accompanied to the stage by her two younger siblings, and senior Lexi Gomez cheered on fellow nominee Hyurk Ju Lee for his immense creativity in the question and answer portion of the assembly.
Senior Lily Azat and junior Chiara Mathews closed out the assembly with moving duet of The Beatles’ “Let it Be.”
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