by DOMINIQUE LIE
With a theme inspired by Disney Pixar’s “Monsters Inc.”, Renaissance will hold its last rally of the year, “Renaissance Inc,” today in Byers Gymnasium.
“It’s important to hold a rally at the end of the year, so that students who worked hard are recognized for their achievements,” said Eric Garcia, junior Renaissance member, who is editing film for the rally. “It also brings the true spirit of Schurr students.
In order to attend, students need a minimum 2.5 grade point average (GPA) or to improve their average by 0.33 points, with a minimum 1.00 GPA, on their third quarter progress report. More than 1500 students have qualified to attend the rally.
Renaissance members chose a theme that was well-known and easily relatable to students. “It [Monster’s Inc.] shows students the number of opportunities out there, especially for seniors. Every year has a unique theme. Since this is the last rally of the year, there is also a lot more recognition, as well as the senior video highlighting the main events this past year,” said Valerie Cortes, junior.
The rally will also acknowledge students who have excelled in extracurricular activities and sports, as well as identifying seniors with perfect attendance and who have been inducted into the National Honor Society.
“The rally is led and planned by new people, which allows for a different feel ing to the rally than others,” said sophomore Alan Guardado.
The rally will also present performances from the dance team, drill team and choir, to feature a variety of students.
Renaissance members have been preparing for the rally through various fundraising events, such as Mr. Schurr High and the Power 106 Staff vs. Schurr Staff basketball game. Members have also been preparing by writing scripts, filming and creating decorations.
“Renaissance really tries to create an atmosphere where every student feels individually recognized and successful, especially through the decorations we set up focusing on those students,” said Garcia.