To motivate the class for the final event, the Platform Jam, senior wind ensemble members Sean Suetsugu, Brody Uehara, Joshua Ito, Jared Miyasato, Kellen Takatsuka, Dylan Tsuruda, and Samuel Hixon brought their instruments to make some noise. Photograph by Ryan Su ('17).
For the first full week of the third quarter HBA students competed in the annual Spirit Week.
As students from middle to high school joined together to promote school spirit, each grade set out to best the others’ performance for the grand prize: the Mana Cup.
Putting in the extra time to think of cheers, practice them with my partner Nui Sabas, and finally helping to lead the grade during meetings, despite how little bit of time we had was stressful for sure. However, senior year mascoting was honestly one of the most fun things I think I've ever done at HBA.
My favorite theme for Spirit Week was Toddler Tuesday because not only could I show off my Paddington t-shirt but I could also put my old car seat to good use. Being able to represent my class was definitely a highlight for my Spirit Week experience.
It was really fun being able to participate in something like that, especially with the whole grade by my side, cheering me on. I felt excited and maybe a little nervous because I didn't want to let them down.
It was sad knowing that today was the last day, but it was also satisfying knowing that we gave it our all, no matter the result.
I had fun playing with my classmates from band; I guess nothing beats making a lot of random noise with similar minded people.
Seeing the class of 2017 start off as a somewhat hopeless grade with no spirit or togetherness work to become Spirit Week champions was really cool! Honestly, they did it all and I was just along for the ride.