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QUADchella 2024 kicks off!

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In preparation for spring break, ALMA presented QUADchella 2024 for students and staff to enjoy.

On Wednesday, March 27, the mariachi program, lead by Mr. Alex Tapia, played festive songs in the front quad amphitheater during lunch.  They were the first group to perform for ALMA’s first year of QUADchella.  It was also a great time for Hoover as they head into spring break next week.

“I felt excited that we will able to provide live entertainment to the Hoover community, and connect with everybody,” expressed Mr. Tapia.  “I love that we got to show off what we’re capable of doing and also feel like proud of mariachi with all the students’ hard work.  The time they’ve committed to the group, how nervous but excited and there is a very good sense of belonging and friendship.  This is just the beginning of a future formal school festival, especially with the reactions of the students that were singing along, cheering for the people on stage, recording the performances, which makes a full a community, and the connections between the performers and people around it.”

“This is just the beginning,” said music director Mr. Adam Miller.  “I’d like to start a concerts in the quad series in the future.”

Mr. Miller brought the jazz band out on Thursday during lunch.  What was promoted as smooth jazz was far from it.  The jazz band played several upbeat and snazzy songs that had the audience tapping their toes and bobbing their heads.

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Cynthia Navarro, Staff Writer

Cynthia Navarro is a student currently attending her junior year at Hoover highschool and was born on April 9th, to her Salvadoran parents Evelyn and Carlos Navarro who immigrated to San Diego, California in the late 90’s bringing their dreams of giving their children a life full of opportunities with them.

Cynthia loves putting her creativity to work by using most if not all of her free time doing anything art or music related. She spends lots of her time playing the violin, piano, and guitar because it gives her a sense of solitude. If she could pick a place to spend the rest of her life at, it would definitely be the beach. She loves diving into the crashing waves and the feeling of the sand against her feet while on walks full of sunsets.

Cynthia's goals for the 2023-24 school year are to stay on top of all of her classes to the best of her abilities and get more involved at school. She also wishes to try and come out of her shell more and make the effort to talk to new people outside of the circle she's currency in. Around new people she may not say much or even look up at them but around her friends she's the complete opposite, she goes from being the quietest one in the room to being more than loud especially when around her best friend Alejandra.