Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Homecoming Recap!

This past weekend, the TMA community wrapped up the week-long celebration of our first homecoming. And, as student India Young demonstrates above, we were fired up. After a week's worth of dress up days including pajama day, decades day, twin day and Mache Chase's personal favorite, mismatch day, we came together in our new gym to hold our first-ever pep rally.

Student hip-hop group 4Ever Martian kicked off the pep rally which went on to include class cheers, spirited introductions to the TMA athletic teams (see coaches Edge and Preston, left), class competitions, and performances by our fantastic pep squad and cheerleading team. Things concluded with the first public performance by TMA's own Go-Go band, M.u.B.

After returning to school and academics for an hour or so, the students came back to the gym for a ribbon cutting ceremony officially commemorating the grand opening of our new gym. Former Mayor Williams graced us with his presence and former Mayor Barry even gave a hand with those GIGANTIC scissors.

At 5:00, the boys basketball team took the stage for our first-ever home basketball game. Somehow the cheerleading team, after being on call all day and performing twice already, found the energy to cheer hard all game AND perform during the halftime show. I won't give away the details of the game; we'll keep you updated when we post our end of the week sports recap.

On Saturday after a long and joyous Friday we once again gathered in the gym to host our first annual Homecoming dance. Students came dressed to the nines and ready to get down to not one, but two live bands AND a DJ. All in all, it was a great way to cap an already amazing week of events. We came together, reflected, celebrated one another, and at the end of the day grew as a community. Needless to say, we'll all be looking forward to Homecoming 2010.


  1. fabulous. the entire week was full of energy and spirit. the students did a terrific job of celebrating the school and each other. the advisors, faculty and staff were instrumental in planning all the events. Great job everyone.

  2. I really liked Spirit Week. My favorite day was Pajama Day, where everyone wore their PJs. I liked it because it was fun to see what everone was going to look like. I cannot WAIT until next year. Hopefully, we can do it again!

  3. I would like to say thanks to the class of 2010 for FINALLY getting TMA on the map with our first ever Homecoming. They along with Mrs. Celestine, Ms. Bobo, and all others involved, did a wonderful job. They got the ball rolling for future events and have Raised my standArds. I don't know Where Thurgood would be without the love, generosity, and hard-work of the class of 2010. They are the best and will be missed come June 16th. :-)