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(From left) Adreina Pardey, Evan Rolfe, and Parker Valdez.
Duchesne’s annual winter semi-formal went off without a hitch. With a carnival theme as their only guide, the class of 2016 transformed the school’s atrium into a flawlessly festive space adorned with glittering decorations and fun foods on par with professional level décor.
Upper school students danced the night away with their friends and dates under the hand crafted mock-circus tent to an assortment of the latest hits and some classic favorites. After dancing and munching to their heart’s content, party-goers meandered into the photo room where they could strike a pose and capture the memory of that fabulous night forever.
Adjacent to the snack table was a cluster of variegated silk clad tables and barstools that yielded a clear view of the dimly lit dance floor for those who preferred to enjoy the festivities from a more sedentary position.
Semi-formal is the ultimate community enriching event, as it allows the various different groups of students to intermix and get to know people who, under ordinary conditions, they might not. It was not uncommon to see underclassmen chatting over a cup of Twizzlers and gummy bears or dancing to a techno mix with a junior or senior.
As the first semester came to a close, semi-formal provided upper school students with a chance to relax and enjoy a night of friends, food and dancing.