The annual Color Day, typically reserved for the South Pasadena High School indoor gymnasium, took a turn for the bigger — and possibly better — by relocating the celebration which allows students to compete, dance, cheer, and display their Tiger pride by making and wearing orange and black costumes, the SPHS school colors.
Sometimes outlandish, sometimes referencing pop culture, and sometimes familiar, students from all four classes look to take the opportunity to show off their designs and prove which group has the most creatively festive spirit.
The assembly, which this year took place on the football field at Ray Solari Stadium, included performances from pep, the schoolwide cheer, and dance segments with school faculty and the school mascots.
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The morning’s event also featured engaging head-to-head competition in the form of a tug-of-war struggle between freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. With spirited rivalry abound, teams gave it their all, strategizing to take their opponents down.
The bouts continued with a boxing match, putting on a highly entertaining 4-round skit with students representing 3 of SPHS’ top rivaling schools; La Cañada, Temple City, and San Marino. Visual flair and music sting entrances helped add to the emotional rollercoaster which, of course, so our sprightly SPHS Tiger boxer come out on top of San Marino (literally), with a victory pose as champion.
A highlight of any color day, the costume contest, brought contenders out onto the field, giving the spotlight to some well-designed and creative ensembles and more. The Powerpuff girls (accompanied by The Mayor), Pac Man and the ever-pursuing ghosts, and a large Garfield-caterpillar were just a few of the amazing pieces on display.
As is tradition, the morning ended with a schoolwide rendition of the alma mater, guided by Pep and Band. The stands packed with orange and black, and music filling the air, Color Day 2021 is one for the books at South Pasadena High.