Spring Fling dance, dress up days canceled

Leadership cancels the Dress-up days for the Spring Fling. This was after the Spring Fling getting canceled due to low ticket sales.

photo by Ava West

Leadership cancels the Dress-up days for the Spring Fling. This was after the Spring Fling getting canceled due to low ticket sales.

Junior Shannon McPeek was planning on going to the Spring Fling with a couple of friends when she got an eCampus notification—“Spring Fling canceled.” Shocked, McPeek was disappointed that the dance would not be happening anymore.

“I bought my ticket and I was excited to go because we have never had a Spring Fling before,” McPeek said. 

Due to low ticket sales, the Spring Fling was canceled on March 3. Only 40 tickets were sold, forcing the leadership class to make this difficult decision.

“By canceling early, our vendors did not charge us and we were able to let all other parties know in advance,” leadership teacher Kari Miller said.

Along with the dance, the dress-up days were also canceled via Instagram on March 7. The dress-up days were Spring Training, Country club vs Country and Barbecue Dads vs Soccer Moms. According to Class of 2024 president Ainsley Pomp, the decision was made by a group vote from leadership because it did not make sense to keep the dress-up days considering the dance was canceled.

Similarly, junior Levi Cal-Rivera bought a ticket to the dance and was planning on having matching outfits with his girlfriend. It also took him by surprise when he found out that the dance was canceled. 

“I thought everyone would want to go because we have not had one in so long, I definitely did not expect this,” Cal-Rivera said.

Students that bought tickets will be refunded through My School Bucks in the upcoming weeks.

“On the rare occasion that [planned events] do not work out, we are disappointed, but we will learn and hope to improve in the future.”

— Kari Miller

“It will take some time for the bookkeeper to process the refunds, but as soon as they are processed, they will be out,” Miller said.

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the Spring Fling was scheduled to reappear this year. The dance took a backseat to prom and homecoming because of the restrictions and safety mandates that were in place at the time. Although this was the year that it was supposed to make a comeback, it did not work out.

“The committee is disappointed because we put a lot of work into this event and now it is not even happening,” Pomp said.

The leadership class planned out the entire event including dress-up days, dance activities, food and vendors. Their hard work and determination has left the class with a drive and goal to have a successful Spring Fling in the future.

“The events we plan are for the whole student body and we always hope they are enjoyable and that as many people want to participate as possible,” Miller said. “On the rare occasion that they do not work out, we are disappointed, but we will learn and hope to improve in the future.”

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