By: Emily Hulbert
To most people, winter is associated with snow shoveling, colder temperatures, midterms, and bad weather conditions. It is a time of the year when people of all ages start counting down the days until the beginning of summer. In an attempt to change this attitude in Long Beach High School, Seniors Demi Amidenau and Sebastian Vidal have planned a Winter Formal, something the upperclassmen can look forward too. A Winter Formal, also known as Winterfest, Snowballs, or Queen of Heart’s Dance, is a dance that usually takes place between Homecoming and Prom. Although students have pushed for a Winter Formal in past years, this is the first time that the idea was passed in many years..
The Winter Formal will be held on January 14th, a Thursday, in the Long Beach High School Cafeteria between 6:30-8:30pm. Tickets are $15 and are being sold everyday in the cafeteria and commons before, during and after school. This dance is only offered to 12th and 11th grade students, but 9th and 10th graders may attend if he/she is asked by an upperclassman. One question many student have is: can someone invite a date from another school? No, all attendants must be a current student at Long Beach High School for safety purposes.
Although this dance is not as ceremonial or formal as the prom, students should still wear the appropriate sweet sixteen / formal attire. This may be an elegant dress for the girls and a button down shirt with nice jeans/ pants for the boys. There will be a DJ, photo opportunity with fun background, and plenty of food. The Winter formal will be a great opportunity for students to have fun and enjoy themselves with friends. In order to ensure the students safety, students are not allowed to leave the dance once they have entered.
With all of the stress coming up in the next couple of months, students need something, such as the Winter Formal, to look forward to and be excited about. This will definitely be a night filled with fond memories of Long Beach High School.