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Sierra rally celebrates academic achievers
Lobo Gold student Simran Thind, left, is acknowledged on Friday at the Sierra High Lobo Gold Rally. - photo by HIME ROMERO

L.J. Alofaituli and Tim Brown weren’t anything like the rookie cops on ’21 Jump Street.’

In a spoof of the television series turned motion picture, they played the role of the undercover cops at Sierra High’s annual Fall Lobo Gold Rally on Friday.

“We had a lot of fun with it,” said Alofaituli, who played the hip cop compared to his Vanessa Carlton-listening partner Brown.

Carlton’s 2001 song ‘A Thousand Miles’ was a tongue-in-cheek hit among students honored at the assembly held in the large gym.

All told, 729 were recognized at the rally celebrating the academic accomplishments of those who achieved a grade point average of 2.25 or better with no ‘F’ and no unsatisfactory marks in citizenship.

Of that, 91 students earned Lobo Gold, meaning they had a perfect 4.0 GPA or better.

Students who claimed Lobo Silver – in this case, 308 – had 3.25 GPAs and better or perfect attendance.

Another 339 received Lobo Blue honors with a 2.25 GPA or better.

Each student was entered into a drawing with a chance to claim prizes donated by local businesses.

As usual, the rally served as showcase to display the top talent at the school. For 18 years, the Lobo Gold program has been a staple at Sierra, featuring a fall and spring event.

This was the 35th rally that dates back during the infancy of the school.

Accomplishments were the talk of the assembly as Sierra was looking towards clinching its second-ever Valley Oak League title in football at Weston Ranch High later that day.

Alofaituli and Brown are part of that team.

In between practices, they rehearsed for their part of ’21 Thomas Street.’  The idea, according to Brown, was formulated during the Leadership class. Video Production chipped in, providing the filmed footage of Alofaituli and Brown in the police precinct scenes.

“We spent this past week working on (the Lobo Gold Rally),” Alofaituli said.

School officials, in addition, recognized the Lobo Gold Committee for its time and effort to make the morning event possible coupled with students who earned perfects scores in the California High School Exit Exams.