By Melanie Mercado, Genesis Montes, and Jacob Rivas
Our Tillers were amped to celebrate Homecoming week in style at our annual Homecoming assembly. We were left in awe with performances by both of our dance teams, cheer, choir, student performers, and an unexpected appearance by our staff and ASB.
To kick things off, we were taken back to the past by our staff and students dancing to an array of songs from the Beatles and Michael Jackson. The group ended things with a little hand jiving, in which most of us couldn’t resist joining in on.
Our wonderful principal, Mrs. Matos, called out all of the teachers that had been a part of the Tiller family for more than a decade. She introduced each of them with their respective high school yearbook pictures—talk about shocking. Once gathered together, the teachers were asked to remember their first graduating class at Tustin High and we had some surprising answers ranging from as far back as 1995.
The lovely Tustin High Choir followed this up with a wonderful performance of California Dreamin’, lead by their magnificent teacher, Mr. Paey. We also had performances by Sydni Simon and Oscar Aguilar, which were both so incredibly impressive they left us with goosebumps. The performances by our Tustin Dance teams and cheer were just as amazing as anticipated as well.
The real winner throughout all of this was Omar Meza, who was crowned Homecoming king after losing in a silly game of Musical Yoga Balls. We had a little chat with him after his win in which we asked how he felt after winning: “I was very emotional, very excited, (and) super happy that I won… it’s awesome to see all the people that support you and are there for you.” Well he can always count on his Tiller family to be there.
Looking back at the assembly, many students can agree that it was an amazing spectacle. The music and dancing was overall fascinating and made students go crazy. The energy in the room was overflowing with the excitement and joy of astonishing performances.