On Sept. 25, students from the St. Lucy’s, Damien High, and the Pomona Catholic tri-school community came together at Damien’s Athletic Center to participate in the annual homecoming rally.
Starting off the event’s festivities was the presentation of the nine homecoming nominees from all three schools. The three nominees from each school were voted by their respective schools. After that, the tri-school community as a whole decided who the king and two queens would be.
Following the formal introduction were various rally games that all grade levels from all three schools participated in, including dodge ball and a shoetie race. In between the games, performances were given by the St. Lucy’s dance team and the Damien and Pomona Catholic cheer squads.
In the end, the Class of 2016 was crowned the victor of this year’s rally.
That night, Damien’s football team took on South Hills.
Damien was on fire that night, up 21-0 with 2:15 left in the first half.
South Hills remained determined though, intercepting the ball and scoring a touchdown with ten seconds left in the first half.
The halftime show was just as energetic as the game. It started off with performances by the Spartan Spirit Squad, Damien’s cheerleaders, and the Pomona Catholic Cheer Team. Following those routines was a Pirates of the Caribbean themed show and the crowning of Hailey Zavala as St. Lucy’s Homecoming Queen, Mia Rodriguez as Pomona Catholic’s Homecoming Queen, and Joseph Moesser as Damien’s Homecoming King. An amazing fireworks display ended halftime.
The third quarter was mainly uneventful, with neither team scoring. However, the Spartans brought their A-game in the fourth quarter, winning the game 41-7.
Saturday night, Damien held their annual Homecoming Dance. With the Pirates of the Caribbean theme, the old gym looked like it was taken straight out of the movie. The girls and boys who attended reported it was a great night with their friends.
Written with Kristine Kuhn.