COLOR DAY at SPHS

Tigers Show Their Colors on Most Spirited Day of The Year

PHOTO: SouthPasadenan.com | Members of ASB posing after the successful Color Day assembly

The Color Day tradition at South Pasadena High School is one that students and faculty prepare for and await with excitement every Fall heading into Homecoming. It could be said that it’s the most spirited day of the year with Tiger staff and student body all dressing in orange and black costumes. Over the years, people have come up with outrageous, nostalgic and hilarious themes for their costumes to compete for most creative costumes of the day. Literally everyone is to be commended on their ingenuity and spirit with some standouts being a group of lobsters, Mrs. Andersons, Tiger cereal bowls, sushi, fidget spinners, Moana characters and even The Wiggles making an appearance.

PHOTO: SouthPasadenan.com | Seniors dressed as the guys from Night at the Roxy. Not pictured: A life size cardboard car that held all of them!

The teachers always make a strong showing and this year their traditional teacher dance was “We’re All In This Together” led by Janet Anderson. The students always get a big kick out of cheering on their teachers and poking fun at them during the assembly. This year’s raucous assembly was led by Anders Keith with technical assist from Veronica Lutz. Beginning with a stirring, a cappella rendition of the National Anthem by Adam Fagenson, followed by a rap performance by sophomore Evan Kowal. Keith and ASB performed an on-going skit portraying students from rival schools plotting against SPHS. Of course there were lively performances from Pep and Song and the Homecoming candidates were announced.

PHOTO: SouthPasadenan.com | Spirited faculty members

The day began with students parading their costumes in the quad to be judged in the costume contest. The winners in the Senior Class were Henry Main and Brandon Vaughn as life-sized human fidget spinners, and yes they actually could spin on the ground, which they demonstrated at the judging and during the assembly. The Seniors won the giant class poster contest with the Sophomores coming in second, Juniors third and Freshman placing fourth.

PHOTO: SouthPasadenan.com | Winners of the freshman class, the cast of GREASE!
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The Homecoming theme was announced as “A Spooktacular Halloweek” which will take place the week of October 30 culminating with the Homecoming football game against San Marino on Friday November 2. The students have long hoped for a Halloween themed Homecoming and this year they will see those hopes come to fruition.

The Homecoming Court was announced later in the week

Freshmen: Peter Wielenga – Sophomores: Ian Wang – Juniors: Rita Mastromatteo

Seniors: Nolan KimRiley Segal, and Halle Sunabe

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25 year South Pasadenan resident, Alisa Hayashida, hails from Hawaii by way of Los Angeles and San Diego. She studied theatre arts at University of California, Irvine and spent many years acting, directing and teaching in Paris, France working at Le Petit Atelier, Studio VO/VF, Galerie 55, as well as private coaching. Her career in performance and production took her all over Europe, New York, India and Los Angeles. Alisa has been an arts advocate for most of her life and is passionate about her community. She has been covering arts and culture in the San Gabriel Valley for the past six years and lives with her husband and son in South Pasadena.

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