Winter Rally 2022: Blockbuster

Crystal Qian, Catherine Zhou, and Deeksha Raj

Held in the football stadium for the first time, the Winter Rally capped off an eventful Blockbuster Spirit Week replete with doppelgangers and Broadway celebrities. The freshmen set the scene with an action-packed performance, after which the sophomores transported the crowd into the fantasy-filled world of Star Wars. Twirling umbrellas and wearing blue raincoats, the juniors danced to “Don’t Rain on My Parade” from the musical Glee. Finally, the seniors enveloped the football field in a sea of red and an aura of romance.

“Speaking on behalf of the senior class, I think it’s safe to say that Winter Rally will always have a special place in our hearts,” senior Anton Ouyang said. “After tens of hours of hard work and practice, we’ve always taken a lot of pride in our two runner-up finishes as underclassmen, but I’ve always been most astonished and proud by the passion and love we have for our class. Most importantly, we’ve all made so many memories with our classmates over the past four years, and that’s the part I’m most grateful for.”

In between dances, appearances were made by cheer, wrestling, color guard, boys basketball, girls basketball, boys soccer, girls soccer, Breakdance Club and the Valkyries.

The seniors won the Coin Wars by a landslide, and around $3,000 in profits will be donated to American Heart Association, an organization dedicated to the reduction of death and disability from cardiovascular diseases.

Following Lynbrook Idol winner Derek Li’s moving rendition of the Lynbrook Alma Mater, ASB Recognition commemorated financial technician Judy Boehm, set to retire on Jan. 31. In her 20 years of working at Lynbrook, Boehm’s influence extends beyond managing finances for students, clubs and school-related events — her remarkable dedication and kindness have shaped Lynbrook’s positive atmosphere for two decades.