Moments before the Varsity game, Jon Stone, senior, and Kate Weiser, junior, were crowned Winter Ball King and Queen. The coronation kicked off the rest of the night’s celebration.
Kate is the daughter of Chad and Michelle Weiser. Kate is the president of FCCLA, President of St. Peter’s UCC Youth Fellowship, and she is also involved in FBLA, NHS, Student Council, Track and Field, Young Life, and NRCE. In her free time, she enjoys swimming. After high school, Kate plans to attend college, travel, and become a special education teacher. Kate’s favorite movie is Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Jonathon Lee Stone is the son of Jerry Lee Stone and Jennifer Diann Buwalda. Jon is involved in cross country, track, NHS, FBLA, and he is the Senior Class President. In Jon’s free time, he enjoys working on cars and chilling with his buds. Jon’s future plans are to attend college obtain a degree in psychology. Then, he would like to go on to be an Experimental Psychologist or Therapist. A fun fact about Jon is that he cannot write out the number “3” with his left hand.
Freshman, Lydia Lagemann explained what she did to prepare for her first Winter Ball dance. “I found my dress at Windsor, and Andi found hers at Dillards. The best part of dress shopping was riding up and down the escalators at the mall.” Lydia also added, “To get ready, I invited everyone to my house to take pictures before hand. It was really fun. I love dressing up.”
The theme for the this year was Frozen. Student Council decorated the coronation stage with tree branches, lights, and ‘icicles.’ Sophomore, Lauren Gerlemann, Student Council representative said, “I liked how we incorporated the Disney theme for the school year by making Winter Ball into Disney’s Frozen.”
The dance itself was another aspect of Winter Ball. This year, Student Council had its own sound system and created their own playlist. As this was her first year at New Haven High School, and since she has never celebrated Winter Ball here, Taylor Gillespie remarked, ”It was nice seeing that everybody got along and danced together. No one seemed to care who was friends with who. We all were there for the same reason: to have fun. It was a positive experience that I will always remember.”
For most, Winter Ball seem to fly by. According to Mrs. Borcherding, the majority of the student body attended Winter Ball. Only 20 students didn’t attend. Next, we can’t wait for Homecoming, which is just around the corner!