Student News Site of Ruben S. Ayala High School

Bulldog Times

Bulldog Times

Student News Site of Ruben S. Ayala High School

Bulldog Times

Inside Out Winter Sports Rally: A new core memory for students

The+seniors+participate+in+the+bulldog+spell+out+to+finish+off+the+rally.+The+Class+of+2024+won+first+in+the+contest+with+their+spirit+and+excitement.
Avery Rosas
The seniors participate in the bulldog spell out to finish off the rally. The Class of 2024 won first in the contest with their spirit and excitement.

On Friday, January 12, students celebrated the accomplishments of winter sports teams during the Inside Out themed winter sports rally. Along with honoring different teams around campus, the rally also served as a way to increase school spirit. 

Joy (Ms. Mariana Jolly), Anger (Ms. Amy Campbell), Sadness (Mr. Randy Reams), and Fear (Mr. Robert Ly) began the rally by introducing themselves to the audience. Each teacher transformed into their character as they fully embodied the personalities and appearances of each emotion. 

An exhilarating performance by the Ayala Dance Production (ADP) followed introductions, heating up the atmosphere in the gym. 

In addition to the performance from ADP, there were also numerous dance and musical numbers given by each grade for the class competitions. 

The Class of 2027 started the competitions with their dynamic small group hip hop dance. 

Class of 2026 followed with a Korean-pop dance cover with elaborate formations and detailed dance steps. Continuing the line of group dances, Class of 2025 performed their dance piece which consisted of precise and powerful movements. Lastly, Class of 2024 performed a cover song with live instruments and vocals. 

“We practiced a lot for our dance to try and make the performance good,” performer Kelly Gao (11) said. “I thought that the competition was fun to participate in.”

Girls varsity soccer gets recognized for their dedication to the sport and accomplishments during the season. The winter sports rally honored many other teams such as football, water polo, basketball, golf, and wrestling.
Pictured: Sabrina Abu-Wishah (12), Roseanna Ashak (12), Katelyn Barrozo (12), Abby Bassett (12), Mikayla Benavidez (10), Kaylee Bergeron (12), Isabella Contreras (12), Haylee Dean (10), Abigail Foster (12), Greta Amanda Genie (12), Drew Harries (12), Jaelynn Hillenbrand (10), Sienna Hopple (12), Alyssa Lee (12), Preslee Malavenda (12), Viviana Naranjo (12), Lauryn Park (12), Linda Prudencio Mata (11), Summer Sibbrel (11), Amrita Sivanesan (11), Sofia Torres (12), KatieTrinh (11), Khalea Turingan (12), Ava Uresti (12), Kylie Wilbanks (12) (Avery Rosas)

As this rally mainly honored winter sports on campus, numerous teams were called up to the stage for their accomplishments. Varsity wrestling and girls soccer were admired for their hard work throughout the season. In addition, varsity girls basketball, varsity boys basketball, and varsity girls soccer were recognized. 

Throughout the rally, there were Inside Out game segments to break between sports recognition and performances. Each class sent up representatives to participate, integrating the element of class spirit and competition in the rally. After an intense round of hockey, the juniors were able to gain victory. 

The rally concluded with each grade participating in the Bulldog Spell-Out. Although each class showed much spirit, the Class of 2024 won with their energy and enthusiasm which surpassed the rest of the grades. 

Freshmen class officers passionately lead the Class of 2027 in the Bulldog Spell Out. The officers were decked out in pink gear for spirit.
Pictured: Kyra Lau (9), Hiya Sarvaiya (9), Kieza Martinez (9), Lucas Liu (9), Kathleen Chang (9), Laila Kumar (9), Don Kumar (9) (Avery Rosas)

The Bulldog Spell-Out, along with all other rally components are fully directed and organized by the United Student Body (USB). Preparation for rallies starts weeks before, and lasts all the way until the minutes before students enter into the gym. 

“Some challenges that come along with planning rallies are definitely time because we had less than two weeks to paint and organize everything,” Director of Rallies and Assemblies Marian Lin (11) said. “Since we were in such a time crunch, communicating with coaches, teachers, and students on performances was a little challenging as well.”

Despite the short amount of time USB had to organize the rally, many students appreciated the details in the rally and are excited for the future ones. 

“I thought the rally was high energy and I could tell that USB put a lot of work into it and that they spent a lot of time,” Kiran Wong (11) said. “They also had a lot of different performances which was cool.”

Leave a Comment
Donate to Bulldog Times
$235
$500
Contributed
Our Goal

Your donation will support the student journalists of Ruben S. Ayala High School's Bulldog Times. Your contribution will allow us to cover our annual website hosting costs and purchase equipment.

More to Discover
About the Contributors
Jiaying Hou, Assistant News Editor
Jiaying Hou (11) is a reporter for The Bulldog Times, and this is her first year on staff. Jiaying hopes to bring forward unique students at Ayala and tell their stories. This year, she is excited to work with other passionate writers and be more involved in school culture. In addition to being a reporter, she is also part of Cancer Awareness Club, ANEA Club, STEAM for Kids, and Leo Club. Outside of school, she is a ballet dancer and enjoys playing both the saxophone and piano. She also loves traveling, playing with her dog, watching documentaries, and replicating her mom’s cooking recipes.
Avery Rosas, Editor-in-Chief, Sports Editor
Avery Rosas (12) is the Editor-in-Chief and Sports Editor for the Bulldog Times. In his third and final year on staff, he hopes to grow the publication’s reach by diving deeper into the stories that make our school, and our students, unique. Avery is very culturally centered from his proud Mexican heritage and, as a result, is heavily involved in the World Language programs at the school. He hopes to influence others to become proud of their cultures while also respecting those of others. His immersion in his Mexican culture is seen in the altars he constructs for Dia de Los Muertos and heard in his never-ending Latino music playlists, his daily soundtrack consisting of anything from Natalia Lafourcade, Pedro Infante and Los Panchos to Romeo Santos, Caifanes and Los Angeles Azules.  However, his biggest passion, seen in his writing and known by those around him, is baseball; more specifically, his darling Los Angeles Dodgers. Baseball is the center of Avery's media consumption and his immersion in the sport has allowed him to meet people across the country who deepen his understanding of the game and generally just enrich his life. His proficiency in baseball and sports writing as a whole has allowed him to enjoy some of the proudest moments of his life, the biggest of which was ranking Excellent in Sports Writing during a trip to the JEA/NSPA competition and convention held in San Francisco in April 2023. This year, he's hoping to further improve his writing skills and reach Superior for his final high school competition. Despite this being his last year as an editor for the Bulldog Times, he hopes to impart his passion for the program onto his underclassmen staff members and show them the beauty of what the Bulldog Times can do for writers and collaborators during their high school years; he also took the liberty of  drastically surpassing the word count for his staff bio because it's his last year. Every moment, every article, every quote, and every word given to the Bulldog Times by Avery has been the legacy he hopes to leave to future student journalists and the higher standards he hopes to bring for the publication. And of course, he couldn't have done any of it without his mentor, advisor and friend, Ms. Eileen Tse, whom he will miss very much when he eventually leaves the Bulldog Times.  
Donate to Bulldog Times
$235
$500
Contributed
Our Goal

Comments (0)

All Bulldog Times Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *