Middle-schoolers vote for king, queen

Lauren Youngson, Staff Writer

For the first time in school history, royalty will preside over the middle school dance scheduled to be held Friday in the school cafeteria. During Monday’s home room, students nominated two students from seventh and eighth grade for dance prince, princess, king and queen.

“We have never had this before,” SGA sponsor Bob Sarver said. “The members of the club asked me about it, and I thought it sounded like it would be a good idea. They are going to vote once in homeroom prior to the dance and whoever gets the most votes wins. It is a way to make the dance better for the middle-schoolers, and if I can make it a nicer event for them, then I will do whatever to help out.”

The cafeteria will take on a distinctively French feel in preparation for dance, carrying the theme “A Night in Paris.” The event originally had been scheduled for Oct. 26, but Hurricane Sandy forced Brevard Public Schools to close all campuses due to winds in excess for 40 miles per hour.

“The decorations for the dance are going to be pretty great,” Middle School SGA President Rachel M. said. “We are putting white Christmas lights around the two big poles and some on the ceiling. The art department is making an Eiffel Tower, and we are having lots of balloons.”

Tickets will be sold all week during both lunches for $6, and students must have a parent permission slip signed in order to attend the dance, which will last from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

“The biggest reason we have the permission slips it to ensure that parent come and get their children since they can not drive,” SGA sponsor Bob Sarver said. “It is basically an acknowledgment that their parents will come pick them up at certain hour.”

Sarver said that Middle School SGA has done a great job despite having few meetings and voting for officers  only a month ago.

“I am so excited,” Rachel M. said, “I can’t wait for the final output of the dance. Everyone has put in so much work and effort. Also with the court it will feel a little bit more like Homecoming. I just can’t want to see the end result and how people like it.”

Editor’s note: Brevard Public Schools policy prohibits the inclusion of middle-schoolers’ last names on its websites.