Seniors dance their last Friendship

Ashli Wagner
Business/Ads Manager

Alumnus Joey Azar entertained the crowd while waiting to find out who the friendship king and queen would be.
Alumnus Joey Azar entertained the crowd while waiting to find out who the friendship king and queen would be. Photo by Bret Waelterman.

Friendship Dance will be Nov. 7, from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m. For seniors this will be the last Friendship Dance they attend.

“It’s a little bit bitter sweet. It’s fun being a senior, but it’s sad that it’s going to be my last time going to the Friendship Dance,” senior Mitchell Paulson said.

Mick Hanrahan is adding Friendship to the list of last things he is going to do this year. He is “going to do the same things he’s done the past couple of years, just take some pictures with friends and hang out with them after.”

The day before Friendship Dance, senior Maddie Winkelmann and her friends will decorate the gym.

“I think it’s so sad. Friendship is a really good tradition we have at Webster, and it’s a fun thing to be a part of,” said Winkelmann about her last Friendship Dance.

Tickets go on sale Oct. 26, for $10. The price goes up Nov. 5, to $12 and then goes to $15 Nov. 7.  Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Students are allowed to bring outside guests to the dance with an outside guest form, but there are only 50 outside guest forms and there is a first come first serve rule.

Students can pick up a pass in the activities office as of Oct. 21. The last day to get an outside guest form is Nov. 3.
The Friendship Court will be one girl and one boy nominated by band, ECHO, football, STEP, cheerleading and STUCO. Students in those groups nominated senior couples who were placed on the ballots.

Ballots were passed out during sixth hour on Oct. 20, and students picked one king and one queen to be the 2015 Friendship King and Queen, who will be named and crowned at the dance.

Nominees are Alison Gilmore and Dorian Palmer from band, Irene Ryan and Jack Killeen from The ECHO, Caitlyn Simmons, Jasha Keller, Jerry Yates and Chris Taylor from football, Kayla McNutt and Leland Bradford from STEP, Cayce Sloan and Kris Jones from cheerleading and Ronnetta Brassfeild and Mitchell Paulson from Student Council.

“I am very excited about it. It’s going to be a fun interesting experience,” Paulson said about being nominated.
Sloan said she is excited about Friendship because “it’s the last dance I get to spend with my friends without being in college. I’m actually just ready to get out of this school.”

The D.J. for the night will be D.J. Crucial; the school will not be using TKO like the school used for the other dances. A photo booth from Lifetouch will take photos all night.

Student Council sponsor Kristin Cole estimates 1,500 students will come from both Webster and Kirkwood to the dance.
In 2013 Webster Groves sold 809 tickets when the dance was at Webster, and last year Webster sold 850 tickets for Friendship when the dance was away at Kirkwood.

Each school can sell 1,000 tickets, but Webster has never sold out of tickets. Webster has, however, sold out of guest tickets before.


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