Seniors get their moment at final pep rally of the school year

Nickelodeon-themed rally showcases a number of school programs, athletic teams, and this year’s prom court


Emily Delgadillo

The Senior class rushed the court at the end of the rally to celebrate the beginning of their last month in high school.

Colton, CA—On Tuesday in the Hubbs gym, ASB hosted a glow-in-the-dark, Nickelodeon-themed pep rally featuring performances from the dance and cheer teams, games, prom court announcement, and a surprise prom proposal.

For the graduating seniors, this event marked their final rally. At the end of the rally, as they did their class chants, administration allowed them to charge out onto center court as a group to celebrate the moment. Seniors flooded the court, jumping up and down, chanting, and lifting their classmates.

It was an outstanding pep rally for Seniors. Near the end of the rally, the Prom Court nominees were given the star treatment, as each was introduced to the school in advance of Saturday night’s prom at Los Angeles’ magnificent Biltmore Hotel. Each member of the court had their accomplishments shared, and ASB put together a slideshow featuring glamorous images taken by Yearbook’s Alyssa Garcia and Annaleigha Hernandez-Garcia.

Prom Court this year are: Manuel Alonso and Leslie Venegas, Xavier Sandoval and Jazmine Retamal, Yahir Rodriguez and Mercy Mgbemere, Jesse Ortiz and Lesley Yanez, and Colton Suchil and Joleena Silberman.

There was, however, a bittersweet note to end the first rally. ASB discovered that one of their LED lights was stolen. The light, one of 20 donated to the school, is presumed to have been taken by an individual on the south side of the gym where the Freshmen and Junior classes were seated.

The theft did not derail the rally, which was well-decorated. As part of their Nickelodeon theme, ASB hung a set of outstanding posters atop each of the class sections: Freshmen were represented by “Spongebob Squarepants,” Sophomores by “The Fairy Oddparents,” Juniors by “Paw Patrol,” and Seniors by “Avatar: The Last Airbender.”

As for the rally itself, the event included a number of special performances. Senior songstress Vivian Guevara was the star of the show, once again leading off with her rendition of the national anthem. Later, she joined her friends in the jazz ensemble to take lead vocals in their performance of “Blue Moon.” Her silky vocals had members of the sports teams out on the court pairing off to dance, as well as Yogi, who danced with teachers and parents assembled to watch their seniors on the Prom Court.

Other notable performances included the dance team, who came out wearing matching baseball jerseys, and did a routine to the songs, “Level Up” by Ciara and “Lose Control” by Missy Elliott. The CHS cheer spirit squad also performed, their large group filling the entire Hubbs court. Students were also excited by a marching routine executed by the school’s Navy NJROTC squad, who recently showed off their excellence at a competition held on April 8 at Bloomington High. 

The school’s spring sports teams got their moments to shine, too. Team captains for each sport were introduced, then they brought out their team to a round of applause from the audience. 

The pep rally also featured a Nickelodeon trivia contest. Using the Kahoot! platform, students answered trivia questions on their phones. The winner received a CHS shirt and a $5 Starbucks gift card.  

During the second rally, it was raining love as Juan Cabrera asked Marisa Lopez to prom with a sweet promposal. The moment was coordinated by Juan and friends in ASB.

After the rally, students were excited. Senior Ethan Polo said, “I thought that the whole glow in the dark theme was cool and very nice and I had fun.”