Winterfest: a Harry Potter Yule Ball


Senior Class Council and Executive Council are beginning to make preparations for the Winterfest Assembly and dance, scheduled to take place February 11-12, 2011.

The theme for Winterfest 2011 is “A Harry Potter Yule Ball.”

“Me and Grant had the same idea at the same time,” said Michelle Park, senior.  “A Harry Potter themed Winterfest is a big deal, since it’s definitely ‘out of the box’ thinking.  Plus, the alternative theme was New York City, which is lame and cliche.”

Timing for this “Yule Ball” theme is perfect because of the recent premiere of the final movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, this past November, and the second part this upcoming July.

The Winterfest Assembly will take place during the school day on Friday, February 11, 2011.

This year, the assembly is a collaborated effort between Executive and Senior Class Council.

“We’re working together on the [emcees’] scripts, decorations, activities, etc.,” said Park.  “We want to revolutionize Winterfest.  Homecoming is such a big deal at our school, with the game and spirit week, but [Senior Class Council] wants Winterfest to be just as important and fun for everyone.”

The emcee auditions and script are also based around the Harry Potter theme.

“The goal is to have three emcees: Harry, Ron, and Hermione, with other characters like Dumbledore, Cho, Snape, Malfoy and Voldemort thrown in for different segments and jokes.”

“I’m trying to get some musical numbers for the emcees in there…something from A Very Potter Musical or that ‘Like a G6/Like It’s Quidditch Parody,’” said Morgan Burke, senior.

According to Grant Do, senior, Student Council hopes to “incorporate iconic Harry Potter scenes and themes to make both book and movie lovers enjoy the assembly and dance.”

The dance, scheduled to take place on the evening of Saturday, February 13, 2011, is promised to be “classier than ever” this year.

“Winterfest is usually formal of course, but this year it is a legit ball!” said Do.

“There are so many ideas and plans that are in the making to make this year’sWinterfest the best yet.  It’s kind of cool to know that Leesville’s Winterfest is hyping other Wake County schools to do the same – but WE started it!” said Park.

“Everyone should look forward to Winterfest this year. School spirit and fun shouldn’t die out after football season and Homecoming is over,” said Park.  “We need to bring back Leesville spirit and class again, and Winterfest is the perfect time to do it…with Hogwarts!”


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