by Julia M. Langlois
The students of the ADHS Link Crew class held the first dance of the year September 28th. The students were responsible for both planning and running the Hollywood-themed event.
The class began planning by dividing into two committees. The first committee was responsible for advertising. They made posters, announcements on the school’s PA system, and used social media to get even more attention. The second committee took charge of decorating. The students started making decorations two weeks before the actual dance. They made a Hollywood shadow box, and their very own red carpet.
After the students opened the doors, the night was a great success. The DJ played many of today’s hit songs with music videos projected onto the wall of the gym. The new grade seven and eight students started off the night from 5:00 to 6:30, followed by the grades nine through twelve students from 7:00 until 10:00. Attendees even had the opportunity to have their photos taken with a Hollywood backdrop.
Students of the Link Crew class were excited to practice not only their leadership skills, but also how to plan a school-wide function. Natalie Downing said, “I learned that it was really hard to plan a huge event, but in the end we all worked together really well. It was super fun and I can’t wait to do another event like this.” Faith Atwell, another Link Crew student, said “The dance allowed the class to realize skills they never thought they had. I learned that I am more artistic than I thought. It was really awesome to be a part of such a successful event.” Breanna Bedor, the Link Crew teacher, stated that she “overheard a few students say that they were impressed with the way the gym was decorated, and they loved the video projection.”
The first dance of the year was just the first of great dances to come this school year. The hard work of the Link Crew students truly paid off.