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Girl Reserves has fun under the sun

Girl Reserves has fun under the sun

Members of LPHS Girl Reserves and their dates gathered at Heston Hills Event Center to dance the night away on Saturday, February 23.

Doors opened for the dance at 5:00 pm and closed at 11:00 pm. At the dance, students were offered flip-flops and sunglasses at the door. They were able to purchase professional photos, take free pictures in the photo booth, drink as many free Shirley Temple’s as they wished, and enjoy a full meal.

After everyone had finished eating, GR Cabinet announced points queens for each grade. Winner’s of the night were senior Alyvia Messer, junior Sydney McShane, sophomore Aleea Cooley, and freshman Delaney Messer. The queens received crowns and flowers in recognition of their hard work.

For the rest of the night, students took the dance floor and boogied the night away. The joy in the faces of those who attended was apparent as they sang at the top of their lungs to top hits they requested.

Toward the end of the night, mermaid-themed cupcakes were set out for grabs. However, they didn’t last long. When 11:00 pm finally rolled around, students said their goodbyes and casually strolled out.

“I think it was nice to see everyone having a good time. After all of the hard work and community service we participated in, it was fun to have a relaxing, care-free night with friends,” Olivia Strieter, junior, said.

Girl Reserves is a community service group organization for young women grades 9-12. Members of GR are asked to reach a certain amount of points throughout the year in order to attend the dance usually held in February.

“Girl Reserves is a fun, active club allowing all high school girls involved the opportunity to participate in community volunteerism, learn camaraderie, and gain leadership,” Shelley Ludlow, GR leader, said.

To earn points, the girls must sign up for community service jobs or attend meetings. If interested in Girl Reserves, students may visit Shelley Ludlow in the childcare office located at the end of F Hallway.

Regular members were assigned 35 points to achieve, and members of the GR Cabinet were assigned 55 points. Every job that was listed at the meetings or found in Ludlow’s office were 1 point per hour, and every other not listed job was half a point per hour. Any job the girls participate in after the dance go toward the next year.

Both of the leaders, Shelley Ludlow and Randa Magill, worked extremely hard along with the cabinet  to make sure not only the dance, but the entire year was a success, and they achieved. The hope is to make every year better than the last, so be prepared for what next year has in store.

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