by Jacob Walker
The freshman semi-formal dance started at 7:10 on Friday, May 6, at High School East. With three hundred dressed up for the occasion and with the $10 admission cost; $3000 dollars were raised to go towards the activities of the class of 2014.
Girls busted out their best dresses and guys threw on their khakis and their “important occasion” shirts that they save for such an event (we all have them and think we’re the best looking guy in the world in them whether we admit or not). Even I indulged in the game of dress-up and because of this I can safely presume there was at least one sharp-looking dude there.
I entered the gymnasium and was met by “Snap Yo Fingers” by Lil’ Jon pumping through the airwaves. Many students required little coaxing to get on the dance floor and seemed to be having a lot of fun. Mitchell Turiel and Ryan Mortka, said, “We’re not gonna leave tonight, that’s how crazy it is.”
Anna Bottino requested “I’d like it to be outside” and Tanner Cretty suggested more strobe lights. There were some mixed reviews about the music and DJ, but overall, most found the dance to be pretty enjoyable.
When students took a rest from dancing they could be found out in the park or in the cafeteria munching on a buffet of sweets.
Not too much trouble sprung up and teachers would agree that most of the students were well behaved. For these reasons I think the 2011 freshman dance can be labeled a success.