On Saturday Feb. 25, high school students gathered in Chandler Plaza for the annual Sadie Hawkins dance. This year, attendees came dressed in their best Western attire, as the theme was “Kick up the Dust.”
Complete with corn hole, ladder golf, a fire pit and a mechanical bull, this years’ dance had something for everyone. Freshman Kensie Pierce said, “my favorite part about Sadie was that they had many options and activities like cornhole, music, bonfire [and] mechanical bull, and tried to make sure everyone had a good time.” Sophomore Hampton Henderson said his favorite part of the dance was, “the dancing and music.”
This year, Student Government went above and beyond to make Sadie a success. In previous years the dance has been held in Marchman Gym, but this year, the weather allowed for Sadie to take place outside between Yancey Gymnasium and the Fine Arts building. As a result, the decoration committee, consisting of Elizabeth Bruehl, Kelsey Rappe, Chloe Hangartner and Annie Cowart, went above and beyond to create an enjoyable Western atmosphere. Bruehl said, “holding the dance outside was definitely the biggest difference from other years, but it made decorating much easier because the theme felt more natural outside, and [it]allowed us to take a more simple approach.”
After an exciting weekend filled with mechanical bulls, hoedown throw downs and country music, there’s no doubt that this years’ Sadie Hawkins dance was one to remember.