Rockin’ renaissance rally thrills students on campus


Credit: Olivia Sanford / The Foothill Dragon Press

Jill Vallance


This year the classic-rock themed spring Renaissance rally electrified Foothill’s campus as students engaged in various activities on campus. They were rewarded with food and listened to music played by a band that played alongside student pianist Anson Tan ‘18.

Students who earn a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher or those who raise their GPA by 0.5 are eligible for the Renaissance program and participate in the rally. All students on Renaissance received a shirt that replicated the Led Zeppelin insignia, creating a play on words: “Led-Excellin’.”

Offered at the rally were Corrales burritos, face painting, temporary tattoos, a photo booth, a bracelet creation station and some competitive games including cornhole.



Mason King ‘19 shared that this rally “creates an feeling of togetherness” and “especially in this current atmosphere,” he believes that “being together is very important.”

The rally, being an Associated Student Body (ASB) run event, takes hard work and planning weeks in advance. This school year’s Renaissance Rally Coordinator Aubrey Paul ‘18 spearheaded the entire event with the help of her assistant Gunner Nagel ‘20 and her intern Madyson Duston ‘21.

“It’s a lot of hard work,” says Paul. “But it always pays off in the end.”

Principal Joe Bova said, “we want students to take a break and recognize and celebrate their accomplishments.”



Overall, many felt that the rally created a perfect atmosphere to bring all grade levels together.

Ashley Flores ‘21 thought that the rally “was really fun because we get to bond with the rest of the grades.”

“We get to laugh, dance and have fun,” she said.

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