Homecoming assembly fires up students

Students have “Time of Their LIves” at homecoming pep rally


Photo by Savannah Browne

Papa Kou performs a show-stopping move during the lip sync battle at the homecoming pep rally Friday, Dec. 10, at Kana’iaupuni Stadium. For the first time in nearly two years, the student body gathered in person for an all-high school event, with masks on.

Students gathered yesterday for a traditional homecoming assembly to end Spirit Week. The assembly, the first of its kind since pre-COVID-19 shutdowns, consisted of various activities that kept the Warriors entertained and engaged.

Due to heavy rain, service outages and school cancellations on Monday and Tuesday, Spirit Week was cut short by two days, but students still enjoyed socializing with peers in Kana’iaupuni Stadium, Friday, as the end of the semester comes to an end.


Fall sport athletes were called up and recognized for their participation as the season ends.

Fall Sports Results and Standings:

  • bowling:
    • girls: MIL (2nd), HHSAA (7th)
    • boys: MIL (1st), HHSAA (10th)
  • girls volleyball:
    • MIL (2nd)
  • cross country
    • girls: MIL (4th)
    • boys: Brayden Joaquin, individual MIL (2nd)
  • football: MIL D2 (1st), state tourney is December 22.
  • air riflery:
    • girls: MIL (1st), HHSAA (6th), Kuumana Bailey, individual HHSAA (2nd)
    • boys: MIL (2nd)
  • cheerleading: non-competition year


The cheer team consistently entertained and kept nā haumana hyped throughout the one-hour assembly at Kana’iaupuni Stadium. They danced, performed some of their routines, and playfully engaged with the crowd.


Students put their creativity to the test by designing and outfitting a golf cart with their class colors that were paraded in front of the stands of cheering students.

Class mascots traveled along with the golf carts, waving or holding class flags and banners, and inside were the class moho, the two students chosen to represent their class on the field at halftime at the homecoming game.


People were excited for the annual lip sync battle, the final activity of the day. Groups of students from each class finished the day with fun routines choreographed to mash-ups of popular songs. Afterwards, the assembly ended quickly as it ran 10 minutes overtime. Pumped up with adrenaline, students dispersed to prepare for the big game to take place just a few hours later.