Spring Pep Assembly

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Spring Pep Assembly
Jaden Gaalema

Mr. Holloway, Co-Principal, gets taped to the wall

Mr. Clint Sallee, Co-Principal, gets taped to the wall

On March 14, 2019, Highline High School held another one of its pep assemblies. Like years prior, this assembly was held to recognize Highline’s sports programs and achievements. The assembly itself was planned and executed by Highline’s student ASB representatives, headed by Ms. Legate, the ASB and Activities Coordinator. The assembly was kicked off by a performance from Highline’s own drill team.

Dowdy and Esmeralda Bonilla were with Captain Highline at the Pep Assembly

Highline then recognized its sports achievements from its winter season. Highline’s winter sports include: wrestling, swimming, girls and boys basketball,gymnastics, and wrestling. For their notable performance during the winter sports season the following students received South Puget Sound Sports League [SPSL] awards: Stella Fosberg for basketball; Rudy Gallardo, Eliezer Orozco, Delmi Mencia, Caylee Collins, Sanida Lamaj, and Gladis Gallardo for wrestling. There were also a handful of honorable mentions for the SPSL awards: Zainab Aliabdi and Sam Assefa for basketball. There were also several students who went to state for their sport.: Kaleb Shelton, Sanida Lamaj, Caylee Collins, Ali Zain, Seth Jones, Rudy Gallardo, Eli Mandujano, Justin Nguyen all went to state for wrestling and Alina Babchanik for gymnastics. After recognizing the achievements of Highline’s winter sports, they introduced the upcoming spring sports: track and field ,baseball, softball, girls tennis, and boys soccer.

Then, there were very special performances by two of Highline’s many talented students. Makayla Simmons, who sung “Talking to the Moon” by Bruno Mars and a traditional islander dance by Christie Moegu.

To highlight the assembly, there were a couple of special games played as well. A light-hearted game of “spin-around-the-bat” between the classes and a rather intense game of musical chairs by Highline’s staff, which was won by Mr. LaVair.