By Linda Su and Krystal Lau,
In place of the annual Junior Prom, the Winter Ball on Saturday, Dec. 6 gave students the chance to show off all their dance moves and take a break from schoolwork. The theme this year that received the most votes was “Yule Ball,” based off the formal dance from Harry Potter.
Student government went all-out planning and decorating: there was was draping across the gym along with decorated christmas trees and lights. Snacks such as meatballs, cupcakes, candy and drinks were provided.
Senior Gabe Leal was the DJ for the dance, and a band played as well.
Senior Kelsey McMorrow is a part of student government and said that the dance was put together very well.
“This has been a process for about a month; we had a specialized committee of juniors preparing for Winter Ball. I think it turned out extremely well. We got our own free in-house DJ, and they were able to deck the place out,” McMorrow said.
The doors opened at 8:30 p.m., and students entered the gym dressed in fancy attire, ready to enjoy the night. For many students, this was their first high school dance.
According to sophomore Kyle Qi, the dance was enjoyable and he liked the snack bar and photo booth, but the music choice could have been improved on and there was not a lot of space to dance.
“As my first high school dance, I enjoyed it as it was a big improvement from junior high dances. However, I expected there would be a lot more involvement by student government,” Qi said.
Although the decorations and whole atmosphere was quite impressive for most students, others thought that more effort could have been put into it.
“They could have had bright strobe lights and smoke to make it a bit more magical,” junior Andres de Loera Brust said.