|Face... and hand... and arm... painting. I think she's cuter than adorable!|
|11th and 12th grade guys traditionally perform their own version of "the Haka (see note below)..." and every year is unique. |
Do you see Brendan in there?
It amazed me that he's actually agreed and participated last year and this year.
|Beauty queen, beannie baby care-taker and monkey all wrapped up in one.|
|Even though she's not officially a student, she paraded around with all of the rest of the kids for the school spirit parade. She's waving to her "fans" in this photo.|
|Nadia and her buddy. Nadia won "best costume" for the secondary in the spirit parade.|
|Nadia with her female classmates AND the second grade girls piggy-backed.|
|Tori looking out for M&M.|
|Brendan's team: they played in the social division.|
|One of my absolute favorite pictures from the weekend.|
What's the Haka?
According to Wikipedia:
"War haka (peruperu) were originally performed by warriors before a battle, proclaiming their strength and prowess in order to intimidate the opposition. Today, haka constitute an integral part of formal or official welcome ceremonies for distinguished visitors or foreign dignitaries, serving to impart a sense of the importance of the occasion.
Various actions are employed in the course of a performance, including facial contortions such as showing the whites of the eyes and the poking out of the tongue, and a wide variety of vigorous body actions such as slapping the hands against the body and stamping of the feet. As well as chantedwords, a variety of cries and grunts are used. Haka may be understood as a kind of symphony in which the different parts of the body represent many instruments. The hands, arms, legs, feet, voice, eyes, tongue and the body as a whole combine to express courage, annoyance, joy or other feelings relevant to the purpose of the occasion."
(Thanks to Shannon Maxwell and Jessica Neff for sharing their photos. I was working in the Senior Snack Shack all weekend and didn't have a whole lot of time to be thinking photography!)