Rising senior class starts plans for fundraising dance


BLOT ILLUSTRATION BY ABBY SKORUPSKI The council for the class of 2014, elected three weeks ago, begins plans for fundraising prior to their senior year.

BLOT ILLUSTRATION BY ABBY SKORUPSKI
The council for the class of 2014, elected three weeks ago, begins plans for fundraising prior to their senior year.

By GINA TALAMO

Editor-in-Chief

In the final moments of the 2012-2013 school year, the rising senior class council gathered before the class to discuss plans for September’s back-to-school dance fundraiser.

Senior Class President Dylan Ablan of Middletown said plans will begin in the summer for the fundraiser, with an emphasis on the entire class’s participation.

“Over the summer, the council wants to plan out the different committees and who is heading each one,” said Ablan. “We’re going to try and reach out to the class and get everyone involved with each of the committees.”

Ablan said the council plans to meet during the first week of school to re-assess each committee’s responsibility and allow students to make last-minute suggestions.

The council has yet to choose a dance theme. Ablan said the council has looked into a luau or jungle theme, but that the reaction to these at the meetings was “very half and half.” The council encourages senior class members to contribute to the Google Drive document dedicated to ideas for the dance. “We really want an idea that’s original and exciting, something that’s never been brought to CHS before.”

“I feel that this council is very open to ideas,” said class Vice President Ronak Nair of Manalapan. “Thus far we have already received some really amazing ideas and it’s only been two weeks.” Nair cited discussion with students as a means for gathering ideas, in addition to the Google Drive document.

The class voted to determine whether the dance would feature a student DJ or a paid professional. By a majority, Tyler Paley of Howell was deemed the DJ for the dance.

“It’s my contribution to my class so we can save as much money as possible,” said Paley. “I’m glad my classmates agreed to let me do it.”

Council members and Paley have stated that, in addition to saving money, having a student DJ will allow for more creative control over the music at the dance. Paley added that he would also use a Google Drive document for song requests.

“I’ll do my best to use as many as possible,” he said.

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