SCRIBES: Winter Semi-Formal

by Shaunacy Barron and Brady Lorenz, St. Joseph’s Catholic High School

featuring the work of young journalists from Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District High Schools

Some high school events are not to be missed and the semi-formal at St. Joseph’s Catholic High School in Barrie is definitely one of them! It gives students a chance to unwind from school work, dress up, and spend time dancing the night away. Nothing is more fun than a school dance! This year’s semi-formal featured detailed decor designed by talented student and teacher volunteers, coordinated by the dedicated and hardworking Student Council.

Getting ready for the "Hollywood Stars" to come out!

Getting ready for the “Hollywood Stars” to come out!

While helping out with the last minute details, I took the time to inquire Council members about all the work and planning that goes into the event.

Marco B. in Grade 11 replied, “A lot of work goes into our semi-formal. We thought of our theme early in September. Student Council meets every Monday, but we’ve been taking time out of classes if available or if we have a spare period to really get to work.”

Look at all the paparazzi!

Look at all the paparazzi!

“The theme this year is ‘The Golden Premier’ or ‘old Hollywood’. Student Council arranges a meeting where we all brainstorm and pitch ideas. We had been looking through Pinterest boards, which helped out greatly with ideas for the decorations and the theme in general,” added Emma G., a student in Grade 11.

Everyone pitches in to make for a great night!

Everyone pitches in to make for a great night!

The dance was lots of fun and was a huge success. It just goes to show how teamwork and creativity can come together to make a great night of dancing and good memories for everyone at St. Joe’s.

"Ever been to Hollywood?"

“Ever been to Hollywood?”

“Ever been to Hollywood?”