Instead of a normal class period on Friday, the American Literature class enjoyed a spectacular party. The juniors had recently finished reading the book “The Great Gatsby,” and to celebrate, Dean Erin Johnson worked hard to decorate the student center in a roaring 20’s theme. Everyone had a wonderful time eating cupcakes, enjoying activities, and taking pictures at the photo booth.
By far, what was most memorable about the event were the outfits. The juniors went all out on their costumes, hair, and suits and showed up in their best vintage looks. “I liked the way we were all dressed,” commented Lucas Catira. “The music was cool, and I especially liked the game we played at the end.”
In addition to all the fun, the junior class took away deeper life lessons from reading the classic text. Jynaya Wright said, “The lesson I learned from reading the book was that people aren’t always what they seem.”
Overall, the party was a highlight of the week, and it gave the juniors a glimpse of what life was like in the 1920s.
Samantha Hodges, Junior, Guest Contributor