Students Enjoy Christmas in Candy Land
Posted on 12/04/2017
The Christmas season started off with a night of dancing at the annual Christmas Cotillion, which was held on Saturday December 2. This year’s theme was “Candy Land Christmas!”. The semi-formal dance was held at Bishop Ahr High School, where the students in attendance dressed to impress. Campus Minister Sister Cynthia organized the social event along with Student Council Social Chairperson Sophia Rivera. Two hundred and sixty students attended the dance. 
A lot of hard work and time was needed to execute such a successful school function. The night before the dance, a committee of students and teachers met to transform the school gym into an ideal location for the Cotillion. Giant lollipops, a gingerbread house, a 5ft Gingerbread cookie, a singing snowman, and many trees and presents decorated the lobby to greet the excited students. The gym was decorated with angels, Christmas presents, snowmen, Christmas trees, and giant lollipops. There was even a photo booth! The Cotillion Committee was excited to see the pleased looks on the faces of the students and faculty.
The DJ played Christmas songs and incorporated dancing favorites the students enjoy. After some dancing, the students worked up an appetite and helped themselves to a buffet of delicious entrees and desserts.

Announcing the Cotillion Court and the King and Queen of the dance was a highlight of the evening. The Freshmen Prince and Princess were Michael Cole and Ty Upton; Sophomore Princesses were Sydney Samuelson and Rayna Alexander; Junior Prince and Princess were Arjun Paul and Madeline Covington; and the Senior Kings and Queens were Erica Bocanegra, Jude Roche, Natalie Stilo, Alfonso Sibayan, Nia Baird, and Simon Llaguno. Wearing their Santa hats, the group took a cheerful picture in front of the decorated trees and giant gingerbread cookie in the main lobby.
At the conclusion of the dance, students were given the always-delicious Roche cookies as favors. Before leaving, the students took their last few pictures of the night and laughed happily as they went on home from a fun evening of dancing, singing, food, and holiday festivities.