The Wai’anae High School Welcome Back Assembly is an annual event meant to bring classes together, ignite school spirit and inform the students about upcoming activities for the year.
Student union president Nolan Arasato chose Broadway/Musical as this year’s homecoming theme, so the assembly was decorated with streamers, balloons, and a banner telling students to pay their dues. The assembly was held on August 12th at Raymond Tori football field. Students sat according to grade levels and cheered on their respective class councils as they did a skit showing the importance of paying class dues.
Preparations for the assembly started on the first day of school. “Student union and student councils started early so we would be done on time,” senior council vice president Jocy-Anna Cheavalier said. During the last period of the day, everyone involved in coordinating the assembly met at the field to contribute the final touches.
Principal Nelson Shigeta addressed the school briefly before student union and student council members were introduced. “You can’t stop the beat” from the musical Hairspray was given by council and union members to end the assembly. “It was fun this year, cant wait to see what happens next year,” junior Sasha Wong said.