Seniors gathered on the college campus to listen to music, cheers, food trucks and ice cream during the Homecoming football game on Friday.
Head Boy Jonathan Cosgrove ’21 said the mix of food trucks, music, drum lines, cheers and being with friends creates a great atmosphere that cannot be matched online.
“In the fall, we were unable to plan many events due to the high number of COVID-19,” Cosgrove said. “However, now that health conditions are much better in LA County, we are trying to provide seniors with many fun experiences that we missed earlier this year. Reunion is always a Harvard-Westlake classic, so we thought it would be really enjoyable for everyone.
Boys varsity football team wins home away leg game
The college boys’ football team won 7-0 over Chaminade High School on the Ted Slavin field. College football player Jason Salmeron ’22 said playing in school in front of the seniors was very special as it gave the team an extra edge and increased confidence.
“While there were many moments that made Homecoming memorable, it was being able to honor and recognize the elderly who made it such an unforgettable experience,” said Salmeron. “Not only was this the culmination of all their hard work and contributions at Harvard-Westlake, but it was special to recognize their resilience over the past 16 months of trial and adaptation to evolution. circumstances on and off the pitch. No one deserves this recognition more than them.
Students support the athletes during the match
Although college football player Magnus Ferrell ’22 was unable to make the football match due to injury, he said he was still able to feel the spirit of the school as the team was supporting the senior football team.
“It was just a great day for the team to take a home win,” said Ferrell. “Seniors deserved to have such a good senior night after everything they had to go through with their pandemic year.”
Tatiana Washington ’21 said she enjoys spending time with friends in person during the Homecoming game.
“I thought it was good that we came together as a senior class to celebrate some athletes who haven’t been able to have fan appreciation all year round,” Washington said. “I also felt really safe and grateful that everyone was wearing masks and everything was outside.”