Sadie Hawkins: A New Tradition

Apr 1, 2015 | Uncategorized

Written by Sierra Middleton, Senior
11061699_10206166958595909_6644436655535676408_nRecently, Mount Vernon held it’s first-ever Sadie Hawkins Dance. The premise is a twist, where girls asks the guys to a casual spring event. 161 students attended, and well over half stayed until the very end which is a HUGE success for Mount Vernon dances. About two months prior to the event, Hannah Onley came up with the idea to plan and execute this event because it has been an idea that many students have suggested over the years. With little experience in event planning and a small committee she organized, planned and constructed Sadie. “It was fun working with external resources, getting prices checked and budgeting out the cost for the dance with the help of Mrs. Parker, Mrs. Goldman and many parent volunteers,” mentioned Hannah. A dance in the gym had never been done before, and neither had a live performance so it was risky but turned out amazing. Ten foot tall dividers were ordered to section off the gym facing the stage. Many decorations livened up the gym.
On the day of the dance we had tables set up in the Light Box for socializing and eating as well as a long table full of Chick-Fil-A, sodas, fruit and chips for the students. The dance began at 8:00 p.m. and lasted until 10:00 p.m. One of the highlights of the night was a live performance from a local high school band as well as a student created playlist that all students thoroughly enjoyed. Many students said this dance was one of their favorites and they cannot wait until next year. Hannah is hoping this will become a new tradition that will continue for years after she graduates!
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