In honor of the widely-celebrated homecoming week, Dana students participated in dress-up days from March 1st to March 5th. Each day called for a different theme: “Hippie Day” on Monday, “Tropical Wear” on Tuesday, “Wear Red” on Wednesday, “Out of this World” on Thursday, and class colors on Friday.
While the pandemic prohibited ASU from holding a pep rally, it did not stop Dana from performing their usual court reveal, which was live-streamed on @danahillshighschool through Instagram. As per tradition, six boys revealed the top six girls and six girls revealed the top six boys. The top six girls (Noelani Bacon, Lila Day, Malia Hudson, Lindsey Nielsen, Jacqueline Renaud, and Skylar Thomas) were announced on Thursday, Feb. 25, while the top six boys (Nolan Campbell, Wyatt Gouger, Austin Jenner, Mario Lopez, Kanoa Perman, and Sean Treichler) were announced the following day.
The Homecoming Queen and King reveal was held on Friday, Mar. 5, after the Avatar-themed homecoming halftime show. For weeks, students from each class safely met to practice their routines or design the large backdrops; seniors were allotted more screen time for their dance to make up for the many losses they faced this year. Released hours before the court reveal, the video ran for approximately 20 minutes and featured a five-minute SOCSA dance production routine followed by each class’ dance. ASU then live-streamed the reveal on their Instagram: Mr. Sampson introduced each person on the homecoming court and then announced the winners: Mario Lopez as King and Malia Hudson as Queen
Of his win, Lopez remarked “I was surprised I even made it on the court! I don’t usually see myself in these types of things, so I was honored to know I made an impact on my classmates.
Of his win, Lopez remarked “I was surprised I even made it on the court! I don’t usually see myself in these types of things, so I was honored to know I made an impact on my classmates. When I heard my name called, I could feel the excitement from my mom and knew that I made a difference.” Similarly, Hudson remarked, “I was so shocked that I made it on homecoming court and loved sharing the experience with everyone else. I was not expecting this at all but feel so loved and honored to be nominated by all my friends and classmates. Dana Hills is a special place and I’m grateful to have spent these last four years here!”
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