SATs, ACTs, Midterms, PARCC. Amidst the academic obstacles on the horizon, students at Dunellen High still find the time to have a jovial experience. On January 6th, many DHS students attended the annual Mistletoe event at the Brookdale Country Club in Florham Park.
The Mistletoe is a fundraiser dance hosted annually by the senior class at DHS. The proceeds from the event went to the class of 2017, although individuals from all classes attended. The Mistletoe lasted four hours, where students joined together for a cocktail hour, followed by dinner and dancing. During the night, attendees enjoyed music while getting their photos taken by a professional photographer.
The participants experienced a wonderful night at the Mistletoe, as the feedback gathered from the students who attended were primarily positive. DHS Senior Michael Nielsen stated, “I would go again, given the opportunity.” One student fondly recalls, “Personally, I loved taking pictures with friends in the photo booth along with being able to take home copies for myself.”
This year’s Mistletoe presented a more formal theme. The waiters and waitresses donned formal attire, and made a constant effort to adopt a posture appropriate in a formal setting. Nielsen went on to state, “I admired how the waiters carried themselves throughout the event.”