Last Tuesday, the gym was filled with sounds of music and elegant, Nutcracker-themed décor. From 5:30 to 8:30pm, Gleneagle’s student council successfully put on one of the biggest events of the year, the winter formal.

“I think the winter formal is an important event because it is experiences like these that stick with us,” said Jobina Sitoh, grade 12 and student council co-president.

“I am a strong believer that school should be a lot more than just academic learning; it should be fun too.”

The dance had student DJs, photobooths, fog machines, and snacks prepared for those attending.
Although the night went smoothly, there was a lot work put into planning beforehand.

“It was tricky to get the date settled…and we ended up having the winter formal much earlier than we anticipated,” said Sitoh.

“Planning had to happen at a much faster pace than we hoped for, but we did manage to get everything done,” added Sitoh.

“It was a bit tricky realizing we suddenly had to reschedule all of our plans,” said Angie Yu, grade 11 and student council design head. “Admittedly, it was hard, but in the grand scheme of things the date change might have given student council the fire that we needed to make this event a memorable one,” continued Yu.

“[The winter formal] really cultivates school spirit and brings all of the student body together,” concluded Colin Imaizumi-Rankin, grade 12 and student council logistics head.