Winter formal preparations cool off

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Winter formal preparations cool off

Juniors Sarah Rice, Camron Khaliq, and Lindsay Blum pose right before heading to last year's winter formal  dance at McLean. (Photo courtesy of Sarah Rice)

Juniors Sarah Rice, Camron Khaliq, and Lindsay Blum pose right before heading to last year's winter formal dance at McLean. (Photo courtesy of Sarah Rice)

Juniors Sarah Rice, Camron Khaliq, and Lindsay Blum pose right before heading to last year's winter formal dance at McLean. (Photo courtesy of Sarah Rice)

Juniors Sarah Rice, Camron Khaliq, and Lindsay Blum pose right before heading to last year's winter formal dance at McLean. (Photo courtesy of Sarah Rice)

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Formals, love or hate them, are typically a staple of the high school experience. Although, for Mclean, they have proven to be fickle in occurrence and underwhelming in execution.

This year is no different. After failing to meet the deadlines of their original dance date, Feb. 2, Leadership was forced to push back the date to March.

“It got pushed back because we were busy focused on the pep rally and didn’t put much time towards organizing the dance that we needed to be successful,” senior student council member Sarah Rice said.

In the chaos of organizing the winter pep rally, many things necessary to make the Winter Formal didn’t get the attention that they needed, especially advertising. Many student didn’t even know that there was going to be a Winter Formal this year.

“We wanted to make sure it would be advertised a lot which we couldn’t do very well in the time after the pep rally and between the dances,” Rice said.

Leadership ran into a similar problem last year and resorted to running in and out of classrooms and making announcements in front of students, often while their teachers were in the middle of lessons.

Still, Leadership has not confirmed the new date of the dance, however, they are hopeful that March 9 will work out.

“We’ve been working to find other dates for the dance but it’s been really hard to find availability for the gym at night,” Rice said.

Despite its early hiccups, this year’s Winter Formal has the potential to be a great, memorable event. Even though many things still remain up in the air, Leadership is working hard to make Winter Formal 2019 happen.

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