Decked out in Paly colors from head to toe and seniors in camo, students watched from the stands as the seniors triumphed in the last rally game, Hula Hoop Ring, and the teachers performed a Michael Jackson “Thriller” themed dance at the lunch rally today. The festivities then continued during the afternoon rally, where classes presented both their floats and dances to the school to conclude the final day of Spirit Week.
From the outside, Meredith Gyves and Jack Phillips look as though they have been good friends for a long while. They laugh and tease each other as old friends do, while reminiscing about Palo Alto High School back in the 1960s. Although Paly is where they met, their relationship did not begin as a friendship, but rather as a student-teacher relationship. Gyves was a high school student, and Phillips was her English teacher senior year.
On Palo Alto High School's Club day, junior Yasmeen Gavande was one many students out on the quad promoting her club for this school year. Gavande’s new club, the Palo Alto Young Americans for Freedom Chapter, or YAF for short, aims to promote conservative ideas and viewpoints in a region where liberal viewpoints are commonplace. The Paly Voice sat down with Gavande to learn her reasons behind creating the club and what the club hopes to accomplish this year.