The screams of the Mako Hunger Games contestants echoed through the halls last week as MAST’s Spirit Week 2014 got underway. Students from each grade participated in a hula hooping competition on Monday, musical chairs on Tuesday, and limbo on Wednesday.
The widespread spirit and cheer hit a crescendo on Wednesday with the Pep Rally. Classes showed their Mako pride by sporting their class colors. Clubs and honor societies paraded down the field, surrounded by students and teachers on either side. After the parade, student representatives from each class competed in a variety of competitions, including a pudding eating contest, an egg toss, a three-legged race, a teacher dance-off, and tug-of-war.
Though visibility was an issue for some students, the atmosphere was warm and MAST pride was in the air. After much deliberation, the senior class was declared the winner of the competition.
MAST Academy’s Homecoming was held on October 23 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Doral at 7 p.m. The event brought Egyptian flare with its Night-on-the-Nile theme, and featured a buffet with an assortment of dishes including a salad bar, grilled chicken, vegetables, and a number of other dining options. This year’s Homecoming Court consisted of seniors Gabriel Marquez and Justice St. Paul as Homecoming King and Queen, and junior Santiago Lostao and sophomore Shea Baldino as Homecoming Prince and Princess.
“Homecoming was extremely successful this year as we sold out on ticket sales, and the feedback from the students was incredible.” Student Government Association President and senior Delma Fonseca said.