Snowcoming? Success!

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Bennet Cross

Couples dance in the serious moonlight. Snowcoming week ended with "A Night in the Stars" or a space themed dance, complete with fog machines and blacklights.

Isabel Dufford

For the second year in a row, the Snowcoming dance has been met with great success, cementing its place alongside Homecoming and Prom in the grand trifecta of Manitou dances. The event has been occurring for a few years now, but last year was the first year it met with any sort of significant success or turned a profit. This year was no different; although the profits from this year’s event have not been calculated yet, all of the Student Council committees involved with the event stayed under budget, and the dance itself was very well attended.

The dance was originally scheduled for Saturday, February 1st, but was postponed in an ironic turn of events due to a severe snowstorm that began in the evening of Thursday, January 30th and continued through Saturday. The rescheduled dance fell on the same night, February 8th, as the public performance of this year’s One Act play, Wait, Wait, I Can Explain, and many students took advantage of the opportunity for night out on the town, attending the play at six in the evening before going to the dance at eight-thirty.

This year’s Snowcoming theme was “Space”, and the dance capped it all off with “A Night in the Stars”. The commons and Jack Willie Gym were decorated accordingly with paper mâché planets and cardboard space shuttles, and the dance floor itself was impressively lit with black lights and a fog machine. Halfway through the evening, Seniors Ryan Carpenter and Merkin Karr were announced as this year’s Snowcoming King and Queen, and were serenaded by local celebrity Sean Waldron in a live performance during their royal dance. According to Karr, who is also the Student Body President, more students participated in voting for this year’s Snowcoming Court than for Homecoming Court in the fall.

Once again, Snowcoming has proved to be a favorite among students, and is shaping up to become one of Manitou’s most anticipated annual traditions.

By Isabel Dufford