Homecoming Roundup: Day 4
On October 8, 2022, Monte Vista’s school spirit was electric in a battle of the classes. Each class dressed up for their respective class travel destination. Flying Hawaiian lueal vibes to California, the freshman, who had Honolulu as their class theme, wore colorful flower necklaces, straw hats and sunglasses. Meanwhile, the sophomores rocked cowboy boots and hats to represent Dallas, Texas. Although not many juniors dressed up for the New York runway as ASB recommended, there were some hotdogs and homeless people strolling around campus. Donning togas and wreaths, the seniors embraced anchient greek attire for their final homecoming class dress up day. For day four’s rally, volleyball games with a side of oreos was served up before the volleyball homecoming later in the evening. First, varsity volleyball faced off against varsity football in a seven minute volleyball battle. However, the battle became one sided as volleyball proceeded to crush football 15-4. After the game, Varsity volleyball player and sophomore outside hitter Elizabeth McCuistion stated,
“The game was tons of fun and it will definitely help with the crowd attendance for our home game tonight and future games as well. It was also great to see our team thrive under the pressure of a large crowd and bond through the experience. We will definitely be looking forward to beating football again next year!”
Taking a break from volleyball, two members from each class faced off in an Oreo competition. Each competitor had an Oreo placed on their forehead and without using their hands, had to inch the Oreo into their mouth, or in the winning Senior’s case, flip the cookie into their mouth by using their forehead. Of course, the seniors went wild. After the sugar rush challenge was over for those who completed it, the volleyball games resumed with selected junior and sophomore fall sport athletes against selected senior and freshman fall sport athletes. Winning the match up, the juniors and sophomores were then split up into their respective classes for the final. While the juniors may have had a total of nine athletes and two varsity volleyball players, the sophomores had only 4 people total, all of whom were varsity volleyball players. With only 30 seconds left in the match, the sophmores fought back from a 2 point deficit to go to overtime. It became sudden death. The next point would win. Each student section cheered their hearts out. To avenge their powderpuff loss to the juniors from the previous day, the four sophmores ended up winning the game as the juniors could not return the serve over the net. Friday’s dress up day is everything Mustang gear before the football homecoming game later in the evening where students are going to be decked out in neon. Below are day 4 costume highlights and photos from the rally all taken by Peter Miao.