To jump start the year on August 17, 2017 the ASB committee boarded the USS Midway to plan upcoming events and possible activities for the 2017-2018 school year. Students participated in several team building activities and explored the USS Midway in the process, examining the similarities in work between those onboard the USS Midway and that of ASB.
The first order of business was to begin preparation for our Homecoming dance, details included theme, food, décor, and much more.
To get into the Homecoming spirit we held a mock Wild N Out pep rally mimicking the family reunion, talkin’ spit, and wild style games. The Homecoming game was a success from the court riding in low riders to performances by the Lincoln cheer and drill team for the halftime pleasure. We concluded our Homecoming spirit with the 2017 Homecoming dance, a marvelous night with a Hollywood green carpet backdrop, a Mexican food buffet, a photo booth, and much more glamor. Halloween was celebrated this month with a Foodie Fest in Center Quad. We also had our very first alarm clock pep rally with KUSI before the game against Madison.
Beginning in October, Lincoln students began making cards for injured and recuperating soldiers for Veterans’ Day. Our goal was to make 500 cards. We were awarded the Warrior Foundation Freedom Station award for our efforts.
Lincoln alumni and NFL Hall of Famer Terrell Davis paid a visit to the HIVE to celebrate his induction into the NFL Hall of Fame and Lincoln being named a Hall of Fame High School for the 2nd time. With the Class of 2018, ASB helped prepare Lincoln Lights, a family holiday event that turned Lincoln Lane into a Christmas-themed space, complete with games and food.
This month was full of activity in ASB. We co-sponsored the 2nd Annual Cancer and Diabetes Awareness Event with the Hornet and Friends Alumni group. Vendors and community health-based organizations provided info for attendees to help the Lincoln community be healthy proactively. Additionally, Miss Kinyah Bean, an eight-year-old entrepreneur and author, came to the school to motivate students to pursue their dreams of entrepreneurship. ASB also had an Olympic-themed Spirit Week. Lastly, President Jhaunee Diggs attended Laurels for Leaders with a few other ASB representatives, where she received a $250 scholarship.
ASB sponsored its first ever New Music Event on March 10. Hosted by comedian J. Reid, the event was headlined by Eric Bellinger and featured Candice Boyd. JAM’N 95.7 helped with our promotion and DJs Frankie and Tati of their morning show attended the event and gave away prizes. The ASB Retreat happened on Thursday, March 22nd. Members strategized events for the remainder of the year, visited the Jackie Robinson YMCA for a tour (and to see how we might use the venue), and then had an awesome lunch at Sizzler.