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Rally Provides Opportunity For Games, Food And Fun
Enjoying a larger-than-life game of Connect 4 are seniors Jacob Rauch, left, and Isabela Acevedo, taking time to battle it out at Friday afternoon’s carnival on the EHS campus. Yearbooks were handed out following a rally, then students could play games, use a photo booth, listen to music and get some frozen yogurt. Marg Jackson/The Times

A Friday afternoon rally, followed by the distribution of yearbooks, gave Escalon High School students the chance to do a little socializing, enjoy a cool treat, listen to some music and capture the moment with a photo booth.

It was the first time the ‘Glow Out Rally’ was hosted as a kickoff for the yearbook distribution, and students were able to make sure to get plenty of signatures once they had their book in hand.

The idea for the carnival was suggested by teacher Katie Carbajal, who said it was something she enjoyed as a student.

“We have our yearbooks every year and we just hand them out, which is fine but when I was in high school, we had a ‘yearbook carnival’ every year and there was always some live music, something to do and I thought, let’s try it here.”

They brought in local vendors for the DJ service and the photo booth, while the Yogurt Mill truck also came in for the afternoon. DJ Nico was spinning the tunes for the Kings of Entertainment DJ service, and George Manriquez had his Novalee Events photo booth set up for students to utilize in the cafeteria, as all the events were situated around the quad area on campus.

“I decided to come because I’m in yearbook and I wanted to help,” said senior Isabela Acevedo. “I think its’s a really good idea; it has been really successful, it’s a nice thing to do at the end of the year.”

She was able to relax as well, with most of her finals already behind her.

“I thought it was definitely a good idea,” added fellow senior Jacob Rauch. “It’s something they can build on, to get the school together and do one last fun thing.”

Carbajal said the carnival was extremely busy early on, as kids milled around after being dismissed from the rally, able to enjoy the different activities set up and get their yearbooks signed.

“I think we’ll do this as an annual thing,” she said.

Seniors Lizet Bernal and Natalia Martinez take a moment to sign each other’s yearbooks during the after school carnival on Friday, May 26 hosted as part of a final rally for the school year. Marg Jackson/The Times