This year's STUCO elections have had a drastic change. The process that was used for a long time now was suddenly changed without the students input in the idea. Instead of each person competing for their own position such as President, Vice-President, Secretary, or Treasurer now everybody competes against EVERYBODY. It doesn't matter which position you wish to be. So it is extremely hard for those who have to choose because they do need to think about the positions, and try to choose people who are capable and the best choice to represent their class. But in my opinion this change was not the best choice the school has made. Most students are bothered and do not agree with this new system. Because if there are 4 students that win and all four of them were trying to win to become presidents it would be very hard to decide who would become what. Also some might not have the skills that are needed for some of the positions.It is a very strange idea because then many students also don't agree with some new statements that have been told and some changes that were established. As STUCO being an organization that represents students voices I think they should've at least asked the students what they thought about these changes before they were made.
After a fabulous season here in Sao Paulo we were able to go to Big 4 and continue undefeated. With NO game lost the entire season! Hard games were played at the competitions, where the score was sometimes very close but other games were won from a difference of 20 points! We struggled and fought together as a team and were able to reach our objective, our goal. We were the only Chapel team to win first place at Big 4. Malu, Serami, and Fernanda scored home runs throughout the tournament. Fernanda Pinto even did a Grand Slam! Many unforgettable moments that will remain in every member of the team's memory. Mari, our coach, was exeptional! Helped us when we were feeling insecure and motivated us when we were winning.
Dia do Sonho is an event in which by helping you realize the dreams of hundreds of children! It is an event that takes place at Hopi Hari, an amusement park here near Sao Paulo. We arrive ther early in the morning and are assigned some kid to take care of. Then its your job to to their day the most fun ever! Go to whichever game they want to go, play whatever they want to play! It's a day where their dreams come true! I participated of this day last year and this coming Sunday I am going to participate again. I hope all the ones who participate can get into the spirit of it and make a change in those children's lives. Because after the event I felt that they change our lives too. Its and unforgettable experience that everyone should take part in.
The second dance that was performed at big 4 had to have a theme and could be different, without using pom-poms. Our theme was LADY GAGA. Unfortunately EAB had the same theme but our outfits and dance was very different. We tried to make it as original as possible, got some ideas from Lady gaga's video clips but most of the choreography was created by us. We put a lot of hard work, went after clothes, glued some sparkly glasses on a stick and it turned out all very well. We gave our all and were very proud of ourselves. We hope everybody else enjoyed it.
During the season all of the varsity cheerleaders practiced Mondays and Wednesdays two different dances. One of them was the routine. Which was the one presented at the pep rally. The routine contains more cheerleader moves, utilizes pom-poms, and has stunts during the dance. Our performance at the pep rally was nothing compared to our performance at Big 4. We had an amazing improvement, and had great results. We were 8 cheerleaders and there were 4 different squads. Ours, one from Graded, one from EARJ, and another one from EAB. As soon as the video is uploaded to youtube I will attach the link so anybody who is interested may watch it.
After a fabulous season here in Sao Paulo we were able to go to Big 4 and continue unbeatable. With NO game lost the entire season! Hard games were played at the competitions, where the score was sometimes very close but other games were won from a difference of 20 points! We struggled and fought together as a team and were able to reach our objective, our goal. We were the only Chapel team to win first place at Big 4. Malu, Serami, and Fernanda scored home runs throughout the tournament. Fernanda Pinto even did a Grand Slam! Many unforgettable moments that will remain in every member of the team. Mari, our coach, was exeptional! Helped us when we were feeling insecure and motivated us when we were winning.
We had two amazing volleyball teams representing Chapel at the competition. Both teams had very talented players which helped the team get to the finals. Saturday one game was right after the other and although the boys team had worked very hard they ended up loosing the game against EARJ. EARJ had a very strong team including 3 boys which played in their sport clubs. The boys should be really proud because they have grown a lot together throughout the season, have learned new techniques and played a lot better than the last Big 4. The girls had the dream team. This was the last competition for some girls and the team will have to work a lot to be able to replace them (if that is even possible). They won every single game there, but somehow lost the last game against EAB for 3 to 1. Everyone was really proud of them and knew they had done their best. Fernanda Bastos, both volleyballs team's coach, was the one responsible for taking both teams so far. She encouraged them and made them work very hard. She is a great coach and she should be very proud of what both teams accomplished.