The week of October 16th-20th, LVHS had an exciting break from classes for their Homecoming Week! Filled with fun activities and hilarious spirit days, students bonded with their fellow classmates and ended the week with a beautiful Homecoming dance.
On Monday, everyone relaxed for the day in their pajamas, and ended the day with a thrilling volleyball tournament. Seniors took first place, showing who ruled the school with their volleyball skills. Karli Duro, a senior who played that day, bragged: “We dominated the first round, then we got a buy in the second round. We played the third round and dominated once again cause we are seniors.”
Tuesday was fun as well, with gender swap day and the Miss LVHS competition. Our gorgeous “boys” rocked the stage with their feminine talents and physical features. Oscar took home the Miss LVHS crown, winning the hearts of everyone in the crowd.
As the week continued, twins overran the school on Wednesday, which was Twin Day. And many different groups took the stage for LV’s tradition, the Lip Synching Contest. Lots of laughs were shared as silly, romantic, and intense singers and groups filled the gym. Afterwards, the girls played Mammoth in an extremely close volleyball game. That night, the school gathered for a bonfire outside. “The bonfire was super fun cause we all got to hang out and spend time together and it was also great for our school pride after winning our Mammoth game,” said Caelen McQuilkin, our ASB president, who helped plan most of the events, including the bonfire.
Thursday rolled around with Tacky Day. Lots of socks and sandals and mismatched hairdos were seen throughout the day, ending with our Pep Rally! Each class competed against one another for the title of “Winner!” and bragging rights. Students watched their classmates run around the gym playing silly games. In the end, the Juniors took the win! They were really proud of their win considering they lost the classroom decorating contest to the freshmen. Friday rolled by quickly, and the next Saturday morning, Lady Tigers beat Owens Valley in their Homecoming Game. After some celebration, everybody began to get ready for the dance.
At around 8 o’clock, students began to arrive at the gorgeous dance location, the Mono Inn. Edgar, also known as DJ Orbit, played amazing music all night long, keeping the good-time vibe rolling. Every incredible night has an incredible ending, and Giovanni Gamon, Lee Vining’s very own sophomore, freestyled a whole rap song – and to say the crowd loved it was an understatement. When asked how he felt at the moment, Giovanni said, “I was feeling really terrified because I’ve never rapped in public. But it was so fun. I could’ve done so much better though.” I’m sure all of LVHS would disagree. The night came to an eventful end and all students had an amazing, fun week and dance.