The Winter Ball game and dance was held on Friday, December 7th. The theme for Winter Ball this year was Frozen, chosen by the Student Council committee. The Winter Ball coronation was held between the JV boys and Varsity boys games. The candidates walked down the basketball court while Mikayla Maloney played “Let it Go” on the piano. Then the candidates walked up the steps to take a seat on the decorated stage.
The students had the opportunity to vote for who they wanted their king and queen to be. The Winter Ball king and queen this year were the junior candidates, Luke Gerlemann and McKenzie Pecaut. The senior candidates were Levi Schroeder and Lydia Lagemann. The sophomore candidates were Owen Borcherding and Payton Burkhardt. The freshman candidates were Emma Brez and Charlie Roth.
The Winter Ball dance was held after the Varsity boys game and ended at 11:30 P.M. The dance was held in the cafeteria, where the DJ was set up so the students could dance to their favorite songs. But this year, the students wanted something different. Mrs. Borcherding ordered pizza for students to eat. They had to pay a small fee of $2 for a slice of pizza. Many students liked this idea since most people don’t have time to eat between the game and getting ready for the dance.
Many students were asked about their thoughts on Winter Ball, and here are what some had to say.
Senior Lydia Lagemann said, “I was nervous and I felt like I was going to trip up the steps and fall on my face. But, I was excited to have the experience being a candidate my senior year!”
“My favorite moment at the game was when the Brat Pack, Luke and McKenzie, won,” shared Lauren Hoerstkamp.
Freshman Grace White stated, “I went to the Winter Ball basketball game and my favorite moment was the coronation.”
Senior Alex Trentmann shared, “My favorite song played at the dance was ‘ZEZE (feat. Travis Scott and Offset)’ by Kodak Black. It was my favorite because most of Kodak's music is exceptional and this one is one of his top songs.”
“My favorite moment of the Winter Ball dance was spending time with my friends,” stated Jacob Blankenship.
As you can see, many students had a blast at Winter Ball. Most people get super pumped up for these special events! Can’t wait to see what the future holds for next year’s Winter Ball!