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Hoopcoming Tailgate Promotes Students’ Enthusiasm and Spirit

Hoopcoming Tailgate Promotes Students Enthusiasm and Spirit
Siddhi Karthikeya

Preceding both the Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball games against Glendale High School (GHS), the Hoopcoming Tailgate of 2024 drew in a large crowd of Arcadia High School (AHS) students and rallied their enthusiasm. On Jan. 23, from 3:30-5:30 p.m., the Rally Court was filled with food trucks, crafts, and many other fun student activities.

Hoopcoming presented many tasty options for a sweet treat or savory snack. The ASB officers served mango and strawberry mocktails and colorful snow cones in the Rally Court. Students could also purchase $5 ice cream scoops and $1.50 cookies from Paradise Cookies and Ice Cream Truck or $2.50 tacos from the Chano’s Taco station.

“I think my favorite thing from Hoopcoming is definitely the snow cones,” said senior Public Relations Jacob Lee. “It’s something different that we did this year, and we bought an ice crusher … we’ve never had a ‘make your own’ snow cone before, so I think that was really fun and different.”

Attendees also had the option to play a number of games. A table was set up for Jenga, and students crowded around a large monitor displaying the “NBA 2K” video game. On the grass area in front of S-Building, students could engage in an energetic game of spikeball, where players use a mini trampoline to ricochet a ball for the opposing team to hit. Groups also competed with each other in trash can basketball and cornhole.

Additionally, Hoopcoming provided many creative activities for students. From cookie decorating to DIY pom-poms and customizing foam fingers with stickers, all students had a great time. Finally, to prepare for the upcoming basketball games, students showed off their school pride and accessorized with the typical fan gear and makeup.

“My favorite part about this year’s Hoopcoming was the face painting because I love makeup, and it gets me involved with the school,” said freshman Leilah Esfandiary. She, along with many other students, applied face paint and received a sparkly star crown.

“My favorite event at the Hoopcoming is the face [painting] activity with my friends,” said junior Tina Tseng. Students were able to celebrate with red and gold glitter spread along their cheeks in support of the AHS Basketball teams.

The Hoopcoming Tailgate fostered a great amount of encouragement and team spirit for our Apache athletes. Thank you so much, ASB, for hosting another successful school-wide event!

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