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The voice of Lyons Township students for more than 100 years

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The voice of Lyons Township students for more than 100 years

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23rd annual All-school Assembly held

School community celebrates unity, togetherness through event

For more than 23 years, the annual All-school Assembly has brought together all 4,000 students from NC and SC for one stellar event. From giveaways, to special guests, games, and class rivalries, the event came together Feb. 9 to celebrate all that makes LT spectacular. 

“What’s unique is that [All-school is] not connected to any particular sport or season, or any particular club,” director of students activities Peter Geddeis said. “It’s just an opportunity for us to celebrate being LT and to let loose.” 

Hosted by the student council, the assembly takes place once a year in the NC Fieldhouse. Students from SC commute to take part in the festivities for the day. 

“Student council is kind of the heartbeat of the assembly,” he said. “While [setting up], the emcees are interacting and they’re talking, and we’ve got music so that there’s always something happening on the floor. The assembly is always happening, and always moving forward.” 

About 20 to 30 groups are involved each year in games and activities, he said. They each are allotted a certain amount of time during the assembly to compete or provide the student body with a showcase of their talents and skills. 

“It’s not just exclusive to clubs or organizations,” Geddeis said. “We’re also talking about staff members or volunteers who were pulled from the crowd [and] are integrated into the assembly.” 

Student council president Jack Micaletti ’24 was assigned an emcee role for the assembly for the second year in a row. This year, Jack Fielding ‘25 took the floor alongside him. Their main goal throughout was to keep the crowd’s energy high and to transition smoothly between all of the acts.

“Last year, I felt like I was just having a conversation,” Micaletti said. “It’s really fun to coordinate what’s going on at the event and direct everyone where to look. It’s a great experience.” 

In order to put on an event of this caliber, student council members swiftly transition after homecoming to brainstorming the show almost four months in advance, he said. This involves planning which groups will be competing in games, which teams will have showcases, and who the special guests will be all within the allotted time of about ninety minutes.  

“It can be really challenging, because the mandate that we put out every year is to not replicate previous years or assemblies,” Geddeis said. “We want each assembly to be its own iteration, so [student council is] challenged to start fresh and to make an impact on [their] fellow classmates.” 

The proceeds from homecoming and other fundraising events go towards making the event as engaging as possible for this once a year performance, he said.

“Ultimately, it’s really paid for by the students,” Geddeis said. “That’s what makes it easier for us to give that money back because we’re reinvesting that money we make off of homecoming in our student’s experiences.” 

To relive the assembly, visit LTTV’s YouTube channel for a posted recap. 

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