High School Nation tour excites students with music, fun

Marcelo Cruz, Co-Photo Editor

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The High School Nation tour made its second stop at Akins on Nov. 1 with even more attractions than it’s last stop in 2015.

The organizers of the event turned the campus parking lot into a mini music festival with live music on two stages, activity booths and lots of freebies provided by the many sponsors of the tour. The sponsors included Taki’s, Truth, Sparkling Ice, Guitar center, Hollister, Ernie ball, and In-N-Out they had plenty of booths to entertain students.

HSN made sure there was never a dull moment with live music playing from the beginning of A-lunch until the end of B-lunch.

The Taki’s crew helped hype up the crowd with a dance floor and music. Students reacted immediately and jumped on stage to show off their dance moves with the Taki’s dance instructor. The games included name that song, pass the tennis ball to another person with just your chin and chest, and other fun games.

Sparkling Ice gave out free drinks to students, and made vinyl record art by spinning the record with a machine and applying paint to it to create decorative art that students could take home. Guitar Center set up several stations with instruments such as guitars, drums, bass guitars, and keyboards that students could try out. In-N-Out Burger had a prize wheel where students could win free fries, sodas, milkshakes, and even full meals.

The live music consisted of singer Heather LaRose who is also an actress for the hit TV series Teen Wolf, singer and dancer Kerri Medders, singers Milo & Dom, singer Rime Salmi, the band Nikki’s Wives, and even Drake Bell from the famous TV series Drake & Josh on Nickelodeon. HSN gave Akins students an exhilarating experience that definitely won’t be forgotten.

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