Falcons win Homecoming football game against Homestead, Homecoming dance well attended

October 17, 2019 — by Esther Luan

Homecoming concluded with the dance in the Large Gym on Saturday, Sept. 28, which had a sizeable turnout of more than 400 students. Head dance commissioner Lillian Wang considers the dance a success.

“Based on the reactions of students, I think they really enjoyed the music, DJ and games,” she said. “It seemed like everyone was having a really great time.”

The cost of the Homecoming dance was $3,000 against a profit of more than $4,000, she said.

For future Homecoming dances, Wang hopes to encourage inclusivity by focusing more on each class’s theme in dance decorations, rather than just the senior theme.

In the annual Quad Day competition results, the seniors’ performance placed first with 782 points. Juniors followed with 676 points, freshmen with 555 points and sophomores with 553 points.

Quad day judges rated the decorations, skit, dances and participation for each class. The judges were English teacher Erick Rector, Spanish teacher Gina Rodriguez, science teacher Kristen Thomson and guidance counselor Monique Young. 

The Falcons played their Homecoming football game against Homestead on Sept. 27 and won 56-35. As usual, coronation of Homecoming royalty occurred during halftime.

For freshmen, class prince was Varun Iyer and class princess was Caroline Pyun.

For sophomores, Bora Alaybeyi was class prince and Caroline Keogh was class princess.

For juniors, the class prince and princess were Shahmun Jafri and Josephine Chou.

For seniors, the Homecoming princes were Prosper Chiu and Ashvin Maheshwar, and class princesses were Emma Hsu and Nicole Wong. George Bian and Jolyn Tran were crowned Homecoming king and queen.

“I think it’s a great honor,” Bian said regarding being crowned Homecoming king. “These past four years at the school have been really good to me.”

As per tradition, last year’s Homecoming king and queen, Roshan Verma and Deyshna Pai, attended this year’s game and coronation after enjoying dinner together with the newly crowned Homecoming court at BJ’s. For all of the members of the current Homecoming commission, it was their first year planning and hosting the Homecoming game and festivities at the school, due to last year’s game at Levi’s Stadium. 

“I think that Homecoming actually went really well considering this was our first year,” Homecoming commission head Natalie Tarbox said. “Now that we have a solid foundation, there’s always room to embellish and improve in the years to come,” she said.

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