Picture Courtesy of Kristy Nguyen
By Emilie Chau and Hannah Tong
Piedmont Hills awaited Homecoming by decorating the hallways, hosting Spirit Week, participating in Powderpuff games, attending the Homecoming Rally and organizing a Homecoming Dance on the week of Sept. 19.
Like previous years, each class decorated the hallways according to its theme: freshmen had Spongebob, sophomores had Wreck-It Ralph, juniors had Princess and the Frog and seniors had Greek mythology.iedmont Hills awaited Homecoming by decorating the hallways, hosting Spirit Week, participating in Powderpuff games, attending the Homecoming Rally and organizing a Homecoming Dance on the week of Sept. 19.
“We started our murals as soon as sophomore year ended,” stated Class of 2018 Vice President Howard Tong. “I’m proud of my class because it took so much time and effort to paint a mural, and we made twenty two of them.”
Along with the decorated halls were spirit days. Every day was a different theme, starting with the freshmen’s Spongebob theme and finishing with the seniors’ Greek mythology theme. Then, Friday was saved for the traditional class color day.
“Our Spongebob theme was nice,” comments freshman Brandon Lin. “I liked the colors in the hallway decorations. The rally was also very fun and eventful.”
At lunch everyday, ASB Pep Rally Commissioner Martin Ruiz hosted spirit games in the quad in which people from each class compete to win spirit points.
Girls Powderpuff, an annual flag football game played throughout Homecoming week among all the classes, began at the beginning of the week.
“[The games] really bring out the competitiveness in the girls,” comments Class of 2018 Secretary Stephanie Vinoya. “They get pretty crazy, but at the end of the day it’s all fun and games.”
The games ended with seniors beating the juniors 7-0.
To finish off Homecoming week, PHHS hosted its “Horns and Halos” Homecoming Dance on Sept. 24. The number of ticket sales was the most ever in recent years, with over four hundred tickets sold.
“Most students thought that the dance would be dead and not have many people going,” said ASB Club Commissioner Vince Nguyen. “However, we completely obliterated the goal of ticket sales.”
The dance took place in the L-Building and was decorated with large murals painted by the leadership class. Colorful lights illuminated the dance floor, long lines formed for the photobooth and decorated clouds on the stage set the mood for Homecoming.
With so many bodies in one room, the atmosphere was physically hot and exhilarating. Even so, all the students crowded the front of the stage where the DJ was and danced enthusiastically to have a good time.