By Whitney Black
WCHS is going to have its first winter dance in years with a little twist. The dance, set for Feb. 17, is referred to as a “Sadie Hawkins” dance where the girls ask the guys as a date, unlike the stereotypical “guy ask girl.” This will bring a unique spin to the dance.
WCHS Student Council is coordinating this dance. Senior and student council member David Ryan came up with the idea. Ryan discussed the process Student Council has to carry out to make a school dance possible.
“There are a lot of different things happening all at once. Just like planning for homecoming week, we break our council up into different committees and each committee handles particular tasks. Examples of committees would be marketing, decorations, activities/food, etc,” Ryan said.
This dance will be semi-formal and similar to the fall homecoming except with the Sadie Hawkins aspect to it. Tickets will be $5 when bought in advance and $10 when bought at the door. The proceeds will be donated to Operation Comfort Warriors, an organization for wounded veterans. Ryan discussed how they chose this charity.
“We chose that charity because it’s a veterans charity that contributes 100 percent of the funds donated to the veterans who need them, unlike an organization such as Wounded Warrior Project, who only contributes about 60 percent in the end,” Ryan said.
Student Council sponsor Malerie Jeffries explained how she and co- sponsor Abby Gross work to make the process primarily student-led with only necessary guidance.
“Myself and Miss Gross try to stay out of it as much as we can. However, we try and keep the council organized and on task. Sometimes kids need help with time management and making connections outside of school. That’s where we step in to guide them in the right direction,” Jeffries said.
Jeffries is most looking forward to see how the members put the dance together. They put in a lot of hard work and they always strive for the best.
“I’m excited to see what my council members come up with as far as decorations and activities. We have some amazing kids who are passionate about making this happen so I love seeing them dream up ideas and make them a reality,” Jeffries said.
Senior Bailey Caldwell likes the idea of the Sadie Hawkins dance, as she believes it will bring on new opportunities for all who attend.
“You can spend time with friends and other people and make new friends … I feel like girls should have the chance [to ask the guys] and it’s a good idea,” Caldwell said.
The main goal is for this dance to be held annually. The dance will be held Feb. 17 from 7-11 p.m. The dance will definitely be something to look forward to as it will be a new and exciting experience for the WCHS community. Until that night comes, it’s time for the ladies to ask that special someone to Sadie’s.