By Vanessa Kim
As the Drumline played, seniors dressed up in fancy dresses, button-up shirts, and red senior crowns promenaded into La Cañada High School’s Winter Formal Assembly.
On Friday January 16th, a week before the Winter Formal dance, LCHS students and faculty gathered in the North Gym for the third assembly of the year. The assembly started out with a small skit from the three assembly commissioners, Rosie Markowicz, Hayley Chung, and Cal McFadden, with a special feature from Kevin Sung and Todd Murray.
From the Flaggies’ black light performance to the improvised dance by the Comedy Sportz team and more, different student groups of La Cañada High School wowed and entertained their peers.
One of the highlights of the assembly was undoubtedly the senior spotlight. Three seniors, Gavin Hyun, Matthew Miller, Michael Seuylemezian, took the stage and gave a spectacular drum performance. It started out with Gavin and Matthew going back and forth, performing one by one, showing off an impressive competition with a sense of humor. Later, Michael joined the two and the trio finished their fantastic performance together to cheers from La Cañada students.
Matthew Miller, one of the three performers, proudly stated, “It felt great. We just went out there to put on a show and get people excited. The crowd was electric and that really helped us perform at our best. I want to thank everyone that cheered for us. We love playing music and it feels amazing when an audience enjoys watching us do our thing.”
The Winter Formal court of twelve people was also announced during the assembly. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors each got one princess and one prince, and the seniors got three of each. The nominees for the Winter Formal Queen were Callie Greene, Alexa Radu, and Colleen Mispagel, and the nominees for the King were Todd Murray, Dylan Boyack, and Cal McFadden.
Last but not least, more technological improvements were introduced at this assembly. Students were thrilled to see the new screens that were installed in the North Gym. As the end of the assembly neared, some students were confused that the usual projector and movie screen were missing. When the lights turned off, students saw two new screens, each with their own projectors, installed on both the front and back of the North Gym, making it convenient for everyone to watch the Twilight mascot video no matter where they were sitting.
Senior Min Ho Kwak stated, “I was very surprised and impressed to see the newly installed screens. They were very easy to look at and so much nicer than the previous one. It’s nice to see that our school is using various types of technology to improve our facilities."
The third assembly ended on a successful note, with the Spartans looking forward to the assembly next month.
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