Carlmont rounds off year with assembly

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Carlmont drum line performs their last assembly of the year during the Celebration assembly on May 22.

Kian Karamdashti, ScotCenter Sports

During a two-hour long third period on May 22, students and staff piled onto the bleachers and floor of the Terry Stogner Gym to watch the annual Celebration assembly put on by ASB.

After all the students entered, an introduction video featuring the five MC’s, seniors Tristan Gasperian, Ethan Wallace, Reggie Chatman, Jared Fitzpatrick, and Stefan Dismond, was received with laughter from the audience.

“I thought the Welcome Back Assembly’s video was a little funnier ,” said sophomore Malcolm McClellan. “The MC’s still did a good job with this one though.”

As the assembly got under way, many skits and performances from the MCs, Cheer, Intermediate and Advanced Dance, Choir, Jazz Band, Drumline, and the musical duo of juniors Marco Sevilla and Amber Governale, entertained the audience throughout the hour-long show.

“The performances this year were really high in quality,” said sophomore and ASB member Jacob Segal. “I thought the assembly went really well, and there wasn’t much I would change.”

For many seniors, the assembly took on a more meaningful meaning, as this was the last assembly the Class of 2014 would participate in at Carlmont High School before they all depart on their separate paths in life.

“I will always remember assembly days as good days at this school,” said senior Arian Tabarroj. “It was fun to see all my friends MC and perform in these shows for the past three years. This was probably the best Celebration assembly I’ve been to at this school, and it makes me sad that it’s the last one.”

The assembly was also a bit sentimental for senior Josh Fagel, captain of the Carlmont Drumline and percussionist in the Carlmont Jazz Band.

“I was really happy in how both my groups performed today, especially after all the stress that work that went behind it. We felt we had to bring out the glow stick costumes again because it didn’t go as well as we wanted to last year. It felt right to play songs that we had played before such as “All of the Lights” because it was a conclusive way to end our four years here.”

As students turn their focus onto finals and graduation, the seniors can look back at their last assembly happily.

“It was incredible,” said Fagel. “I think people loved the performance and that’s what matters.”