Winter Ball 2012: An evening ‘under the snowglobe’

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Photo by Kiana Kamalu

Students attended Winter Ball this year, which was held at the Namahana Dining Hall on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012.

Kiana Kamalu

By Kiana Kamalu, op-ed editor

KSM high school students enjoyed a wintry evening of food, dancing, and fun at Nāmāhana Dining Hall for the annual Winter Ball on January 28, 2012. The theme was “under the snowglobe.”

The doors opened at 5:30 p.m., and the evening began with a free session of photo taking, courtesy of Mrs. Angie Abe’s Digital Photography class.

Students then filed into the dining hall for dinner at 6:00 p.m. The guests helped themselves to rice, macaroni salad, dry mein, and chicken katsu, which were all catered by Café 808, and after dessert, the dance floor opened up with flashing lights and fog.

Senior Jessie Hozaki was one of the many students who had a good time. “I enjoyed hanging out with the underclassmen because I never get to hang out with them often enough,” she said.

There were in fact many underclassmen at the dance, but there were still a few upperclassmen here and there.

Junior Sai Furukawa was among them. “Although there weren’t as many people as I expected, it was good overall,” he said.

Because most of the 150 students to attend the ball were underclassmen, the majority of the attendees experienced their first Winter Ball, but there were still a few upperclassmen to have their first Winter Ball as well.

This was a first-time event for junior Jaelyn Takiguchi. “It was a good experience because all the classes came together to have fun as a school,” she said.

Of the many underclassmen, freshman Jackie Gorman said, “It has been interesting. The students look really nice, and the food is really good.”

Very few attendees were seen sitting around as the night continued with dancing that lasted until 9:30 p.m. It would appear that for the majority of students who attended, Winter Ball was a nice January break to share some food and fun.