Winter formal planned

Leadership class advertises and introduces new idea for school event


Jude Nanaw

Senior Han Gyul Chang paints a poster promoting the upcoming winter formal during pride time.

Jude Nanaw, Co-Editor in Chief

This year’s Leadership class has been eager to implement new and creative ideas. Whether it has been pep rallies, Spirit Week or Homecoming, students have been working hard to enhance and add more to school activities.

One event making a comeback to AHS is the winter formal, which has not taken place for a number of years.

Earlier in the school year, Leadership students brainstormed different potential activities for the winter. A number of students suggested the idea of holding a winter formal.

“Other schools have winter formals and seem to enjoy it a lot,” Leadership president Vitalina Fuentes said.

The dance will feature a white winter theme as the jock lobby and gymnasium will be decorated and filled with snowflakes and lights.

“We want to keep the theme for the dance simple and cute,” Fuentes said.

Entry to the dance will be low-cost as prices are only $2 per ticket. Also available at the dance will be Chick-fil-A catering. Ticket prices for Chick-fil-A to be included with entry are $5.

Also featured at the winter formal will be AHS alumni Danny Nguyen as the DJ. Nguyen had a memorable performance as the DJ at this year’s Homecoming.

“I’m really glad to hear that DJ Danny will be back at the winter formal because he was lit at homecoming,” senior Sam Abourakty said. “His freestyle was epic so I’m looking forward to going to the winter formal to see him perform again.”

For students interested in attending the winter formal, tickets will be sold in the cafeteria leading up to the date of the formal on Dec. 8. The event will last from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

“I think the best part of having a winter formal is that we will see more students attend because the price is very low when compared to homecoming,” Fuentes said. “The formal is also another thing to look forward to before the holidays.”

Following the winter formal, Leadership has scheduled a Spirit Week between Dec. 17 and Dec. 21.

Monday will be “PJ Day” day followed by “Ugly Sweater Day” on Tuesday. Wednesday will feature “Decades Day” where students can dress up in an outfit from a different time period. Thursday will be a class colors day with freshman wearing green, sophomores wearing grey, juniors wearing blue and seniors wearing black.