Let’s Groove at Homecoming


photo by Anna Nguyen

Dance, Cheer, Song and Choir give a high energy half-time performance during the game.

by Anna Nguyen, Staff Reporter

Centurions grades 9-12 all had a blast at the 70’s themed Homecoming Dance on October 2nd. Leading up to the dance, there was a Spirit Week and an important football game that featured a “funky” half-time show in preparation of the big night out.

Prior to the weekend events, it was Spirit Week at Cypress, from September 27th to October 1st. Students could be seen all around campus dressed to fit the theme of the day in their fun and creative outfits. The spirit days were flower power, tye-dye, Star Wars, vintage 70s/ 70s icon and orange and blue. 

On Thursday, September 30th, ASB hosted a pep rally which featured outstanding performances from Advanced Dance, Cheer and Song as well as some competitive activities for volunteers to participate in. This year’s homecoming court was announced during the assembly. 

Bright neon colors packed the stadium Friday night at the homecoming football game vs Crean Lutheran where our Cypress football team ultimately beat the Saints 43-7. Students and families filled the stands with plenty of Centurion spirit, dressed head to toe in neon to cheer on the boys. This year’s halftime show featured Cypress dance teams, Choir, Band, Cheer and Song to show off their stellar performances. These groups had been prepping for the big night for weeks now, and their hard work paid off! Cheers were heard all around from the stands during the show and especially when the 2021 Cypress Homecoming King and Queen were crowned. Congratulations to Devinder Hayer and Keira Colclasure for their win and to our football boys for their huge success. 

 Homecoming King nominee Joe Lovers and Homecoming Queen Keira Colclasure Queen beam as the crowd cheers on the court during the half-time show. (photo by Anna Nguyen)

Finally on Saturday, October 2nd, the night everyone had been waiting for had arrived, homecoming night. The dance proved to be worth the wait as ASB’s 70s themed homecoming dance was a big hit among attendees. All around the quad was 70’s themed decorum, Chick-Fil-A to enjoy, photobooths, games and plenty of dance space for everyone. There was something for everyone and all of the night’s attendees had a fun-filled evening. Bonnie Koo (12) was happy to be at the dance, “The last time I went to a homecoming dance was in Freshman year but this one was just as memorable. I plan to go to as many school events this year and this one was so fun and I’m really glad I was able to go.” To fit the 70’s theme, a big disco ball hung up in the middle for students to dance under. It set the stage for students to break out their best dance moves. Alan Vuongs (11) favorite part of the dance was the big mosh pit, “The dance was actually so much more fun than I anticipated, me and my friends enjoyed the dance and the mosh pit was definitely the best part.” A lot of students loved the big mosh pit, and a student even crowd surfed during it. The dance seemed to exceed a lot of expectations that students originally had, “The dance was a whole lot of fun, I had such a great time with my friends and I’m looking forward to the next one,” reported Isabella Reyna (10).