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The underrated dance: a recap of Winter Formal

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The underrated dance: a recap of Winter Formal

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Huddled on the senior step, friends put their arms around one another as they belt out ¨Take Me Home, Country Roads.” Moments earlier, they were all jumping on top of each other during “SICKO MODE.” Here’s to Winter Formal: South’s only dance that blasts a student-picked playlist, boasts a hot-chocolate stand, and benefits charity.

 

This year’s annual Winter Formal, previously around December, took place on January 12.  Hosted by Student Council, Winter Formal is a typically smaller dance, with all of the proceeds going to the Make-A-Wish foundation.

 

“Winter formal is definitely underrated,” Junior Arbie Hodges said. “I’ve had more fun at the winter formals than any other dance I’ve been to so far.”

 

Contrary to the name, Winter Formal isn’t made out to be as grand of an occasion as South’s two other dances, homecoming and prom. For example, most students opt out of typical school dance formalities like “promposals”, boutonnieres, and party busses.  But, in absence of the traditions, Winter Formal is remembered as a fun night to spend with friends and good music.

 

However, the dance serves a greater purpose than just another excuse for students to dress up and dance with their date or friends.

 

“We love having it because the dance is such a great way to raise money for the [Make-A-Wish] foundation,” Junior Claire Lortz said.

 

Outside of the dance, Student Council created awareness for Make-A-Wish throughout the entire week with spirit days on Wednesday through Friday. Stuco members also collected donations during lunch while playing a video meant to “inspire all the students to donate” and “give a feel of what Make-A-Wish is truly about.” Overall, with donations from lunch, dance tickets, and hot-chocolate sales, Elkhorn South raised over $2000 for this organization.

 

“Supporting Make-A-Wish is such an honor that Student Council has the pleasure of doing,” Lortz said. “We love to help make the struggling kids dreams come true because it is truly life changing!”

 


Huddled on the senior step, friends put their arms around one another as they belt out ¨Take Me Home, Country Roads.” Moments earlier, they were all jumping on top of each other during “SICKO MODE.” Here’s to Winter Formal: South’s only dance that blasts a student-picked playlist, boasts a hot-chocolate stand, and benefits charity.

 

This year’s annual Winter Formal, previously around December, took place on January 12.  Hosted by Student Council, Winter Formal is a typically smaller dance, with all of the proceeds going to the Make-A-Wish foundation.

 

“Winter formal is definitely underrated,” Junior Arbie Hodges said. “I’ve had more fun at the winter formals than any other dance I’ve been to so far.”

 

Contrary to the name, Winter Formal isn’t made out to be as grand of an occasion as South’s two other dances, homecoming and prom. For example, most students opt out of typical school dance formalities like “promposals”, boutonnieres, and party busses.  But, in absence of the traditions, Winter Formal is remembered as a fun night to spend with friends and good music.

 

However, the dance serves a greater purpose than just another excuse for students to dress up and dance with their date or friends.

 

“We love having it because the dance is such a great way to raise money for the [Make-A-Wish] foundation,” Junior Claire Lortz said.

 

Outside of the dance, Student Council created awareness for Make-A-Wish throughout the entire week with spirit days on Wednesday through Friday. Stuco members also collected donations during lunch while playing a video meant to “inspire all the students to donate” and “give a feel of what Make-A-Wish is truly about.” Overall, with donations from lunch, dance tickets, and hot-chocolate sales, Elkhorn South raised over $2000 for this organization.

 

“Supporting Make-A-Wish is such an honor that Student Council has the pleasure of doing,” Lortz said. “We love to help make the struggling kids dreams come true because it is truly life changing!”

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