Dancing in a winter wonderland

Noah Feldman, Sam Tropea, Megan Borsilli, and Blaire Reklaitis form a circle on the dance floor.


            Snowflakes hanging from the ceiling, homecoming signs and backdrops, a hot chocolate stand, and a buffet of food and cookies greeted juniors and seniors as they arrived at the winter-themed Homecoming Dance in the school cafeteria Saturday, October 15.

            Senior class faculty advisor Nicole Czysz played a main role in planning and preparing the event, including the theme. “When our seniors were freshman, Frozen was big, so we thought it would be cool to do a winter wonderland theme for Homecoming,” explained Czysz.  


            Woodshop teacher Andrew Boriello’s class helped make the theme come to life by constructing items related to the theme of winter and setting up the decorations on the day of the dance. “I had to make sure all the centerpieces had the same amount of décor on the inside, and that all the snowflakes that were being hung up were put together properly,” said Xuraya Boykins.

Mikayla Stepper and Owen Zapanta, hit the buffet, which featured all different types of delicious food.

            Combined with the football team’s win the previous night, the event made for a delightful, memorable weekend for all attendees. “I was surprised at how they really transformed the cafeteria and it looked so magical,” said Ritee Karmacharya. “It was an amazing experience with the good food, music, and my friends.”

            Jessie Savastano and Rocco Celentano won the traditional Homecoming Queen and King competition. “It felt very exciting and surprising,” shared Savastano. “It was a great feeling especially since I had won with one of my favorite people!”   

            To vote, students were given two pennies and told to place one each of the glass jars in front of the students they wanted to pick. Celentano said, “It felt good knowing that it was decided by the students.”

            Students who came to the event to socialize and have fun with their peers were also treated to a photobooth, a DJ, flashing rainbow lights on the dance floor, and an igloo set up in the hallway. The hard work of the faculty and students who planned and created the dance made it a memorable night for everyone.

Posted on 11/18/22

Photos by Lors Studio

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