Last Sunday evening, the students of Campion Academy walked the red carpet through the gymnasium doors into a glittering awards venue. The area was decked out for the Oscar-themed 2021 Student Association (SA) banquet.
For the activities, SA had to get creative due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. Yves Clouzet hosted the event highlighted by kahoot and newlywed games, along with musical performances by students and the U.S. History teacher, Jonathan Boutot.
Airi Nomura, one of the student performers, commented that she fully enjoyed the evening. “It was better than I expected. I almost forgot about COVID because it was so much fun!” she exclaimed.
Oscar awards were handed out at the end of the night. Students voted on categories that included best dressed, most matching couple, and most cheerful personality. Kinsey Harrison, who won Best Dressed Female, said she was “shocked and surprised” that other students voted for her.
The SA team, under the creative direction of Erin Johnson and Darcy Force, put in many hours to transform the gym and began decorating Saturday night and continued into Sunday morning. Kylie Wehling, SA Spiritual Vice President stated, “It took forever to set up. I’m tired, but it was 100% worth it.”
The senior class, with the help of their sponsors, Teresa Johansen and Chaplain Nancy Meszaros, prepared the banquet meal. Seniors took shifts from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. “It was hard work, but we (seniors) were all together so it made it fun,” Carol Silva says.
Staff members also dedicated their time to working for the event by helping serve the meal and take down. Randy Ottschofski commented, “It was one of the best Campion Academy banquets I’ve been to yet. The creativity and time put into it made it great.”
Sharmaine Monreal, senior, guest contributor