Semi-Formal Proves Worthwhile for All

By MacKenzie Knox, Staff Writer

Students not only dressed to impress but also busted a few snazzy moves at the second annual Trinity Hall semi-formal on Dec. 5 at the Shore Casino in Atlantic Highlands. The spacious venue was filled with tasty food, loud laughs, entertaining music and endless dancing that even included the faculty chaperones.

Whether the students came with friends or a date, the hallways of Croydon Hall the following Monday were filled with positive comments about the event. Not only did the girls enjoy the dance, but the boys did as well.


Sophomores Mairead M., Bridget A., Brigid C., Gina R. and Kathryn K. enjoy dinner with their dates. Photo by Alyssa Morreale.

“My overall experience was very good. I met some future friends as well,” said Christian Brothers Academy junior Andrew Rooney.

While some students originally planned to skip the semi-formal, many changed their minds at the last minute and decided to attend, including sophomore Isabelle Grimes.

“I thought it would be boring and that it would be a lot of work to find a dress,” Grimes said, but she was glad her classmates persuaded her to change her mind. “It turned out to be a lot of fun, and I spent a lot of time with my friends. It was a carefree night.”

Extensive effort was devoted to making the dance exciting and memorable. Lilly McCann, junior representative of the community life council, contributed to its success by creating the centerpieces, communicating with the DJ, asking for ideas from the community and much more.

“It was a lot of fun, everyone had a good time, and it was something that the community could come together to share,” McCann said. “It was a fun community event, and I think it’s something we’ll all remember.”

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