Red Mountain’s got the Spirit at the East Valley Spirit Conference

On Thursday September 1, over 1000 students from all around Arizona showed up for Red Mountain High School Student Council’s first ever East Valley Spirit Conference. The Conference has been held by various schools in the Mesa Public Schools district.

“Seeing all of the school councils in one room is something that everyone should see,” Student Council Representative Jordan Benton Mitchell said. “You just know that whatever happens in that room, they will cheer you on no matter what.”

The East Valley Spirit conference is an event intended to ramp up the school spirit for Student Council’s across Arizona.

“The spirit conferences are a way to get the Student Councils of the state energized and excited for the new year,” Student Council Adviser Ms. Pomonis said. “Stud Co’s have a lot of planning and it gets overwhelming. These conferences help them meet officers from different schools to bounce ideas or work together for events.”

Cheer put on an energetic routine to get the crowd excited at the East Valley Spirit Conference. Photo by Ms. Saquella

To promote student council’s energetic and driven students, there were performances by choir, cheer, and Dance Force. Choir opened the conference with the National Anthem and Spirit Line and Dance Force brought the crowd to their feet shortly after with their vibrant routines.

“I think choir showed school spirit with their passionate singing of the national anthem,” junior Manuel Arias said. “They brought everyone to a silence.”

Involving different clubs and councils at the conference helped showcase the talent and passion that they hold. The East Valley Spirit Conference did not fail to exhilarate the councils of various schools in Arizona, as well as the students of Red Mountain.


“Everyone was having a good time chanting and showing off their school pride.”

– Student Council Member Jordan Benton-Mitchell

For more information about student council, visit or see Ms. Pomonis in room 142.

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(Featured photo and slideshow by Ms. Saquella)