Assembly, class colors open Homecoming 2016

Clare Tipler, Online Production Manager

To kick off the St.Paul Academy and Summit School 2016 Homecoming week, an opening assembly was held in the gym during X-Period on Sept. 19.

Students and teachers filed in, wearing class colors, to start the week. Freshmen wore green, juniors wore yellow, sophomores wore red, and seniors wore blue.

The Student Activities Committee Co-Presidents seniors Weston Lombard and Meley Akpa led the assembly.  The two gave sports announcements for the week, and introduced SAC member Eli Striker to present the dress-up days for the week. Juniors Cam Walsh and Ned Laird-Raylor modeled ‘Twin Day’ (Sept. 20) by wearing matching ‘Minion’ costumes. Lombard and junior Ryan Kuntz sported their ‘Red, White, And Blue’ (Sept. 21) outfits.  Sophomores Kaia Larson and Annie Bottern show off their ‘Jersey Day” (Sept. 22) looks, wearing a Vikings and a Twins jersey respectively.  Senior Noel Parker and freshman Eric Bottern rock SPA’s colors for ‘Blue and Gold Day’ (Sept. 23).

Striker, who thought USC Advisor Pam Starky wanted him to dance, then stepped aside to let students model the looks for Sept. 24 Homecoming Dance.  Sophomore Max Moen, junior Turab Naqvi, and seniors Shelby Tietel and Mry Grant show students what appropriate clothing for the dance looks like. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors all wear white, while seniors wear neon.

This year’s Spartan, Parker, led the student body in the Spartan Beat to close the assembly.

Check back here for coverage from the rest of homecoming week.