Coast-to-Coast Assembly


Photo Credits: Conner Hagemeyer

Khaylynn Lee, Staff Writer

Wheaton Warrenville South High School held the classic Homecoming assembly of 2022 in the Orange and Black gym on Thursday, Sept. 22, following the huge turnout of the Homecoming parade. With the dance just two days away, it was time Tiger Nation heightened the school spirit and anticipation.

South aimed to elevate excitement and laughs by including exhilarating performances by an America’s Got Talent participant, senior honorary mentions from coast to coast, and fun dances from those who may not be the best cheerleaders, but definitely those who can score a touchdown.

The traditional football and cheerleader dance collab could never retire. With cheerleaders flying across the mat, and football players attempting to do the same, the audience erupted with cheers and support. The football team then proceeded to show off their moves with the dance team. Then, the hosts began to announce the homecoming court winners. Senior Megan Gordon received the crowning of Scholarship, and Theo Cullerton won Honor. With laminated posters of “VOTE FOR THEO” scattered across the school, the students had not failed to make sure Mr. Cullerton was announced on the mic. Sam Rizzo was announced as the Commitment hallway winner along with Tradition champ Jacob Purdue and Integrity titleholder Marco Gonzalez.

Then, Vocal director Chris Miller led a staff group of Elvises in a spectacular performance, starting off with “Can’t Help Falling in Love”, where students joined in on a maudlin moment. As if that wasn’t enough, Tiger Nation was gifted a visit from America’s Got Talent contestant, Christian Stoinev and his dog, Scooby, where they showed off their talent: hand balancing. The crowd was fascinated by such strength and coordination; yet, they were even ecstatic over Scooby’s basketball showoff, where he balanced on two basketballs, and slam dunked.

Though the Tigers had fun on the east, it was time to head west where they caught a ride with a certain “Wagon” just in time for homecoming. The pouring confetti had not stopped their travel, and the Tigers were back on the south side.