“Snow” Much Fun: Winter Formal a Success

On Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023, Dwight Morrow High School held its Winter Formal at the Fiesta, planned and organized by the Student Council. Students were immediately transported into a winter wonderland upon entering the venue. All 200 tickets were sold out, and those who went had a great time dancing, eating, taking beautiful pictures, and making memories.

“Overall, I was pleased with the formal,” Student Council advisor Danielle O’Shea remarked. “The annual winter dance has come a very long way from chips and cookies in the North Cafeteria with less than 75 students in 2014 to a full dinner and dessert buffet at a well-known Bergen County venue,” she expressed.

Planning this dance was a little different from planning previous dances. At the start of the school year, the Student Council came up with the concept of a winter formal. Since 2014, DMHS has hosted an annual dance, except for the virtual 2020-2021 school year. This dance was different from previous ones because it was held off campus at a venue, and students received a full dinner rather than just snacks and finger foods.

“I had a great time at the winter formal,” sophomore Nicarely Lopez commented. “The food was amazing and so were the decorations. It was clear everyone was enjoying themselves,” she shared.

The Student Council managed to put together an event that surpassed all of their goals and expectations. Vice President Grace Kim and the Events Committee finalized the theme and decoration details after receiving approval from the administration. The entire council voted on the menu, chose a DJ, and diligently promoted the event.

In the end, the Winter Formal was a successful evening filled with memorable moments, encouraging the DMHS community to continue this tradition for years to come.

“I was excited when we sold out of tickets and hope and anticipate a larger turnout next year!” Mrs. O’Shea concluded.

I was excited when we sold out of tickets and hope and anticipate a larger turnout next year!

— Mrs. O'shea