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AHS’ Annual Celebration of Learning

FARRAH LUU
Staff Writer
Open House

HOUSE OF MOORS
AHS’ annual Open House, hosted by ASB,
highlighted a number of events including the club and Atheltics Fair,
open class visitations, Spaghetti Dinner and performances by VAPA groups.

MOOR photo by SHANNON KHA

AHS’ annual Open House and Celebration of Learning was held on Feb. 26 from 6:15-7:45 p.m. which showcased student achievements and brought school activities to parents’ attention.

“We encourage parents to attend Open House so we listen to feedback from students and faculty [while] working with groups and administrators to improve [Open House] every year,” ASB President Kristie Sham said.

Open House began with an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner courtesy of the Mighty Moor Marching Band. Jazz Band played music in the background to accompany the dinner. Art from AP Studio Art, Drawing and Painting, Photography and Digital Media classes was also showcased around the cafeteria.

“I feel it’s less organized; there was a schedule, but this year we just go wherever we want,” parent Anna Cruz-Hernandez said.

The showcases for various groups on campus included performances from Choir, Drill, Cheer and Comedy Sportz in the auditorium with Thespian’s bake sale outside. The Club and Athletics Fair and an Orchesis solo performance occurred on Third Street. Performances from Speech and Debate, the Alhambra Moors Poet Society (AMPS) and All Male took place in front of the Library.

“Open House [was] much better this year. A reason [was] that the entertainment for parents and family has increased,” sophomore Addison Luong said.

Culinary Arts demonstrations were in B5, Fashion was in B2, Autotech and Woodshop were on Third Street and Ceramics was in the Auditorium.

“This [was] our second annual Open House/Celebration of Learning. After changing the format last year, the event had the highest rate of attendance compared to other events,” Assistant Principal of Instruction Dr. Marisa Meyka said. “A lot of people were involved […] We met three times over three weeks so it was a shared effort between [organizations] on campus.”

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