Wildcats Show Their Pride with Skits, Rallies, and Floats
David Rode, Kathleen Sandoval, and Maria Fernanda McCavitt, Staff Writers
October 25, 2011
Filed under Student Life
The classes prepared like crazy for weeks and in the end it all came down how much spirit they could each show in just 3 minutes.
On Friday, October 21, 2011, students decked out in white, black, and orange filled the bleaches of the gymnasium waiting for their fellow classmates to perform their Homecoming skits. The freshmen were first, but due to some technical difficulties it fell to the sophomores to get the crowd going.
The sophomores’ theme was Tomorrowland. Rachel Blanton (Buzz Lightyear) and Makaila McLeod (Darth Vader), started the show off with the ultimate dance battle between the Vaderettes and the Aliens. Well known dances were used and creatively interwoven into the skit. The battle went through three different stages and in the end, Buzz Lightyear and the Aliens won the battle and defeated Darth Vader and his Vaderettes. The crowd responding with a big round of applause while the sophomores repeatedly chanted “Sophomores! Sophomores! Sophomores!”
Next up was the Class of 2013, the juniors. The juniors’ theme was Adventureland. They portrayed their theme using a bachelorette dating service hosted by Gino Gerco. Jane, played by Charlie Sands, was introduced to three bachelores: Jack Sparrow, Tarzan, and Indiana Jones. The juniors’ skit was both comical and creatively done. Their fellow juniors cheered loudly, and the actors chanted “Juniors! Juniors! Juniors!” while leaving the floor to take their seats.
The seniors followed and they had the theme of Fantasyland. Their skit centered around a prince, Cody Simpson, and a princess, Melanie Cooper, who wanted to see more in life than just high school. Their wish came true when a magical genie, played by Jeff Petromilli, took them through all of the classic princess stories such as The Little Mermaid, Alice in Wonderland, Aladdin, and so on. When put back into their original world, the royal couple decided it was best that the stay together and live happily ever after. The class of 2012’s skit was both imaginative and clever; and like their competition, they joyfully chanted their own class cheer, “You wish you were a senior, hoo haa, You wish you were a senior, hoo ha…” and left the center of the gym to make way for one final skit.
Last up were the freshmen, and with their technical difficulties solved, they were ready to perform. The freshmen were proudly dressed up in Western attire ready to depict their theme of Frontierland. A classic western showdown was put on between two rivals. This showdown came in the form of a dance battle much like the sophomores. The freshmen girls danced with their male partners incorporating both classic, western dances and modern music. The crowd applauded and the freshmen marched off chanting “Freshmen! Freshmen! Freshmen!”
All four classes performed significantly well under pressure and did a tremendous job showing off their talents and spirit with their skits. They not only impressed their fellow classmates, but their teachers as well. In the end, each class displayed their spirit with pride as a true Wildcat.
The Woodside World conducted polling in person and through Facebook, to collect the opinions of 128 random students from all classes. When asked which class would do the best, 8% voted for the freshman, 18% voted for the sophomores, 36% voted for the juniors, and 38% voted for the seniors. Both the written and Facebook polls were open polls welcome to everyone and spread throughout the sea of students, but in the end more juniors and seniors cast their votes and mostly for their own classes.
When the official results were finally brought in from the secret judges organized by the Leadership class, the seniors won the quad count and parking lot decoration, sophomores won the skits, and the freshmen won the float. When spirit points were all totaled, the seniors came out on top and won Homecoming Week overall.
To view a full scene slide show of the floats with detailed captions on the photographs, click “View with PicLens” belew.
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