Dancing Through Homecoming Week: An interview with senior Kiana Abrigana

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Wearing pink for breast cancer awareness, senior Extreme Dance Team member Kiana Abrigana strikes a pose before the Homecoming game.
Wearing pink for breast cancer awareness, senior Extreme Dance Team member Kiana Abrigana strikes a pose before the Homecoming game.

Senior Extreme Dance Team member Kiana Abrigana enjoyed a Homecoming week full of spirit and dancing.

After weeks of practices, Abrigana felt confident for the performances during her last Homecoming.

“We had a few extra practices for Bonfire and the JV halftime performances,” Abrigana said. “They were the same as usual and I think they helped us a lot – we learned the routines, then spent time cleaning them to perfection.”

Stepping onto the field with her team, Abrigana knew that all of their hours of practice were worth it.

“The performances went awesome,” she said. “They were all very good and made me happy that I’m involved [in] such an amazing school.”

Throughout the week, students showed their school spirit by dressing up for spirit days, such as pajama day, tacky tourist day, tribe day, etc.

“My favorite spirit day was definitely Tribe day,” Abrigana said. “I loved the new tribe shirts this year, and I was happy we wore them during the football game. I wish we had squad day again like we did last year, though.”

The varsity football team beat Nevada Union at the Homecoming game, and many students were excited to see their football team win one of the most important games of the year.

“It was super exciting cheering on the football team,” Abrigana said. “Every time they score a touchdown, we do the “Fight Song” routine to the band’s music.”

Along with the football game, the halftime show which included floats from every class, fireworks, and royalty was a big hit. The dance team sat on the side of the track with a front row seat to view all of the festivities.

“I was really impressed with the floats this year, but I was shocked when the freshmen won. The fireworks were really awesome, too,” Abrigana said.

Homecoming is a time that many students look forward to, but there is always room for improvement.

“A formal dance would be nice and people should stand at all entrances of the school to count spirit points in the morning,” Abrigana said. “However, I think our school does a fantastic job organizing Homecoming.” 

 

by Sarah Kenney

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