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The Pearl Post

The student news site of Daniel Pearl Magnet High School in Lake Balboa, CA

The student news site of Daniel Pearl Magnet High School in Lake Balboa, CA

The Pearl Post

Winter dance to bring school community together tomorrow night

Alysa Basmadzhyan
Senior Liam Curran tapes a paper snowflake to the MPR wall on Feb. 14 while decorating for the winter dance.

School leadership has worked hard to create the winter dance and students like sophomore Nemesi Morales are excited to attend the dance this Friday.

“I’m excited to see the dance come to life and just hang out with my friends,” Morales said.

The In The Heart of Winter Dance will be held in the MPR on Feb. 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. Students can buy a $5 entry ticket in the library and had until Feb. 13 to buy a $15 ticket that includes dinner. Students can also expect concessions, music and dancing. The ticket proceeds will go to the student body and help fund future school events. Fundraising is also going to the class of 2024 and will be used to support senior events. 

The leadership class and Associated Student Body (ASB) overcame different obstacles while planning the dance. The Winter Dance was supposed to be held on Jan. 26 but was canceled due to issues with district approval. The dance was moved to February, inspiring leadership students to create the Heart of Winter theme.   

“We decided on The Heart of Winter theme because we were trying to combine both winter and Valentine’s Day,” said senior Alejandra Iniguez, who is ASB secretary and a leadership student. 

The theme is not the only thing that makes this dance stand out. Students can submit special song requests to a Google form found in their class Schoology group. Students who bought tickets that include dinner will be given lasagna, garlic bread and salad provided by Presto Pasta. Librarian and leadership teacher Alain Cruz assures students that this dance will have a unique ambiance. 

“I think this dance is going to be different in the sense that there’s no homecoming court and it is a little more stripped down in a fun, easy way,” Cruz said. “The colors and winter theme also give the dance different vibes.”

School dances allow students to indulge themselves in the school community and meet others. Students and staff are excited to see the school and friends come together. Cruz believes that it is a fun space that students should contribute to. 

“I think it is an important way to build school spirit and for students to participate in key high school experiences,” Cruz said. “It is also just a great opportunity to hang out with your friends…this is an easy and fun event that people can participate in.”

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Donovan Ochoa
Donovan Ochoa, Staff Writer
Donovan Ochoa is excited for his 11th grade year and his first year on the DPMHS Student Media staff as a staff writer. He hopes to improve his writing skills, learn how to communicate better with others and step outside his comfort zone. Some activities Ochoa enjoys outside of school include going to concerts and spending time with family and friends.  
Alysa Basmadzhyan
Alysa Basmadzhyan, Yearbook Editor
Senior Alysa Basmadzhyan is excited to be a yearbook editor this year. She was a staff writer last year but is thrilled to try something new as it is her last year at DPMHS. She is looking forward to bringing out her creativity. Getting to know more people and the challenges she will face as a yearbook editor are what she is looking forward to the most this year.
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