Class of 2018 goes under the big top for Freshman Dance
January 12, 2015
Students from all walks of life came together on Friday, Jan. 10 to attend the carnival- themed Freshman Dance.
“We tried to make it so that it was a different experience, not your standard winter wonderland dance,” said Mrs. Sassinsky, freshman Student Government adviser.
The main hallway was decorated with red and white sheets in the ceiling in order to give a big top effect. Along the hallway were activities for students such as a ring toss and a photo stand. The cafeteria was decorated with balloons, banners and popcorn bucket centerpieces.
“The decorations were crafty,” said Isaac Genzer (’17). “I can tell [that] they put a lot of effort into them.”
A large variety of food was available to students including chicken strips, nachos, hot dogs, soft pretzels and mozzarella sticks. Cookies and brownies were offered for desserts, as well as lollipops found in the center pieces. There were also popcorn and cotton candy machines to go along with the carnival theme.
“The food [was] really good. There’s a lot more options than there were at other dances. I think they outdid themselves,” said Lee Rosen-Swell (’16), Junior Class President.
The DJ kept the dance floor full and lively all night long. Flashing lights and loud speakers brought all different students to bust out their moves.
“I like how the music [was] varying in type. There’s a song for everyone,” said Jackson Edelman (’17).
Overall, about 500 students attended the dance. A little more than half of the students were freshman, and approximately half of the freshman class attended.
“There was a really good turn-out, more than we expected,” said Sabrina Deabru (’18), Freshman Class Vice President.
At the end of the dance, students received a white t-shirt. On the back, there were blue carnival rides in the background, a large red and yellow tent and the words “Freshman Dance.” Printed on the front was a large blue Ferris wheel and “Cherry Hill East Class of 2018” in red wrapped around the wheel.
Students can now look forward to the next class dance, which is the Sophomore Cotillion on Friday, Feb. 6.
“The freshman dance was really fun. Now, I can’t wait for Sophomore Cotillion,” said Sofia Benedetto (’17), Sophomore Class President.
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