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The Reflection

Why Winter Formal freezes out the competition

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Sno Court 2017. Photo provided by Parker Feraco.

What makes for an awesome school dance? The best answer would be an excellent name, and Sno Court no longer makes that cut. While Sno Court portrays the feeling of a fun-filled and relaxed event, the title of Winter Formal carries a certain elegance that is lacking from the current name.

Another crucial short-coming for the title of Sno Court for Gull Lake’s winter dance is that it fails to capture the entirety of the event. While it does directly mention the court portion of the winter festivities, in which students vote for peers that best represent positive school spirit, it falls short of mentioning the spirit week that comes before it. Sno Court also fails to accurately describe the dance which takes place the weekend after Gull Lake’s boy and girl home basketball games.

This is where Winter Formal truly outshines the title of Sno Court in accurately describing the winter dance, spirit week and basketball game hosted by Gull Lake. Winter Formal just so aptly describes the many aspects and factors that make the events facilitated by Gull Lake a special time during the winter season. The title of Winter Formal gives a clear conveyance of a dance, in which students will celebrate by dressing up the week before.

Winter Formal also carries a more recognizable name, at least to those not routinely normalized with the title currently given to the dance at Gull Lake, than that of Sno Court. Part of recognition comes from the fact that Winter Formal is a common name given to winter dances at many if not most high schools around the country.

While the changing of a dance name may seem trivial, there is nothing wrong with updating and improving on the many aspects and events of Gull Lake in an attempt to make our school district a more exciting place to be apart of. The title of Winter Formal for a traditional Gull Lake dance would be a perfect symbol of a continuing sentiment to enhance the atmosphere and culture.

Justin Walker

I’m a senior at Gull Lake High School, and this is my first year on staff. I enjoy writing about our school sports’ programs and other areas as well. Having a deep interest and enjoyment in our English classes at Gull Lake, I’ve decided to pursue a different side of writing by doing newspaper and hope to provide entertaining articles for our viewers. Being involved in sports such as cross country and track, while also being invested to clubs such as Debate and Model UN, I write about topics that affect both myself and classmates.


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