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  • December 11Seniors interested in Hancock- come to the Career Center to get your questions answered and begin the process of registering
  • December 8If you are interested in track and field, join us at a meeting on Tues 12/12 in the Wilson gym @ lunch time
  • December 8AG Fact Friday: Some reindeer have red vessels in their noses, which turns their nose red like Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer!
  • December 8Saints band will be holding their first concert of the year today @6:30pm at Ethel Pope! Tickets are $5 each
  • December 8Go buy food and other cool things at the Winter fair today!
  • December 5Come to the last FBLA meeting of the year Dec. 7 @ lunch in Room 230
  • December 5The December theme at the Wellness Center is "Coping Skills." Join us during lunch for the workshop on Wednesday 12/6
  • December 4Congrats to Saints boys varsity basketball team for their win over PV on Saturday 80-50
  • December 4Interested in swimming? Join girls and boys swimming during lunch on 12/6 in room 134. No experience necessary!
  • December 4Las Comadres y Compadres Club will be hosting a sock drive in the following drop off locations: room 230, room 232, admin front office, and admin east wing

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One Thing About Me, Yeppp…I’m Coming Home!

Santa Maria High School has students and organizers alike excited as it celebrates Homecoming with a “Once Upon a Time” theme, with many people running for Homecoming Court, and organizers eager to tell the process.

This year’s Homecoming looked to be a success from the beginning, with multiple students having made the decision to run for Homecoming court. Homecoming of course, as with previous year’s was another stunning event, with Senior Israel Gonzalez saying, “It was fun.” he was an especially big fan of the circle that formed around one student who was “apparently breakdancing”. “Yeah, showing off the moves.”, He’d said. This year’s Homecoming queen, Maritza Nava having had loads of fun herself, saying she was even able to reconnect with her sophomore year friend group, “Homecoming brought us together in a way”.

Maritza had actually run for Homecoming Princess the year before. “I just know my junior year was more like competition, it felt like competition” she’d said about the experience, and that when she ran again for Queen this year, she took it less like competitively, “This time I felt more like it wasn’t stressful, it was like, I’m doing this for fun”. Ironically enough, after deciding to run for the fun of it instead, along with the fact that she’d lost the year before, she of course didn’t have many expectations, “I wasn’t thinking too much, like I’m gonna win 100%”, apparently, she’d been “in shock” when the results were announced.

We want to be able to reward students for doing the right thing, which is attending class on time.

— Mr. Salazar

Homecoming’s success could have only been guaranteed by none other than our own ASB, which is in charge of organizing the event, and making sure everything runs smoothly. For the first time in the school’s history, they’ve decided to give students the chance to win homecoming tickets as long as they get to their classes in time.  “We want to be able to reward students for doing the right thing, which is attending class on time.” is what Adrian Salazar, ASB supervisor, had to say about the decision.

Another thing Salazar had to say about this year’s Homecoming is the number of Juniors participating in the event, with many having run for Homecoming Court,”Initially we had allocated only 3 spots, but because we had a lot of Juniors participate, we increased it to 6.” He said on the amount of Princess candidates, “so for the first time the Junior court will have 6 participants, and not the traditional 3.”

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Of course, before Homecoming, there’s always the events leading up to Homecoming. The Homecoming Rally, as always, is a fun event full of celebration and appreciation for the alumni. With three awesome skits, it’s always great to see student’s hard at work to represent their class. Then, there was the Homecoming game wherein the Santa Maria Saints winning against the Templeton Eagles 24-19. All in all, 2024’s Homecoming season was another great one.

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Jennifer Bravo, Contributor
I'm Jennifer Bravo and I am actually a senior this year. Very early into the school year I will also be turning 17, and as far as I know that isn't really an age where you unlock a bunch of new privileges like when you're 18 or 21, but it is a step closer so I'm looking forward to it. I like listening to music in my spare time and just like anyone else, I listen to basically everything except country. Lately though I've been really into the artist Arca.   I don't really watch all that many shows, I just haven't heard of enough stuff that interests me. As for reading I've been thinking about getting into the Bible; I've heard a lot of things about it. I hear it's a very beautiful text and I'd like to see what It's all about, maybe it's interesting. I don't really read comics, and I don't really like webcomics but that's probably because I haven't been exposed to enough of them because I started reading Homestuck earlier this year and it's been an alright experience, it definitely isn't for everyone though.
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