Valentine’s Day Dance: Love, Sweat and Awkwardness

Love was in the air of the annual Class Nine Valentine’s Day Dance, along with plenty of sweat and awkwardness.

“The Valentine’s Dance is definitely a rite of passage,” senior Brett Gutstein said.

The dance, which was held Feb. 9 from 7:30 to 10:30, was sponsored by the school, planned by parents and chaperoned by teachers.

“I think the Heart Hop is always fun,” Dean of Students Stephen Popp said. “We chaperones find it fun to see the freshmen having fun. The DJ’s do a good job, and we’re very thankful for the help of the parents.”

Students danced to upbeat electronic music below a disco ball inside the cafeteria.

“The Dubstep music was interesting,” freshman Amina Matin said. “It’s always fun to dance to.”

Others were less enthusiastic about dancing.

“What light through yonder window breaks? Awkward freshmen trying to dance,” freshman Emma Wertheimer said.

Inside the cafeteria, students had the opportunity to have their photos taken while wearing feather boas and heart-shaped sunglasses. Elsewhere, they could don glow-in-the-dark necklaces and bracelets.

“The glow-in-the-dark jewelry was cool,” freshman Hunter Hasley said. “But they should have played more country music.”

Outside the cafeteria, students could relax and play with hula hoops.

“I liked the hula hoops. The hula hoop wars were awesome,” freshman Lillian Chen said.

Upon leaving, each student received a t-shirt commemorating the occasion.

“The t-shirts were neat,” Matin said. “It was nice that everyone got a t-shirt and that everyone’s name was on it.”

Cara Maines
Staff Writer

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