Caroline Joseph ’16
As always, Winter Formal proved to be a wonderful venue to get together with friends; however, there were several bumps along the way.
For one thing, the original dance was postponed almost a month. The resulting schedule and our recent drought made the timing of a winter dance seem somewhat ironic. In addition, the new DJ tended to switch through songs too fast, and this caused irritation among some of the dancers. Sophomore Lizzie Ford remarked, “The DJ did neither exceed nor meet my expectations. I definitely would have preferred DJ Hightop.”
Despite these setbacks, the dance proved to be a convivial time. Adding to the atmosphere were positive reactions to the Winter Formal’s “30 Below” theme. Although the student body does not always get excited for dress-up events, the Gatsby theme was an inventive new way to inspire everyone attending to clean up well. While not all of the students dressed up as if they were from the 1920’s, the students that did made the dance an even more enjoyable experience. As usual, Student Council did a wonderful job decorating the halls for the dance: artfully placing balloons and streamers from top to bottom.
Perhaps the best part of Formal is the fact that all classes are represented. While Homecoming also welcomes all four grades, Formal seems more enticing to the majority of the student body. Whether or not individuals went with a date, Formal remained a “great event that brought the whole school together to share in a memorable night of dancing and socializing” (Lizzie Ford).
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