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Square dancing, roller skating highlight Sadies

Claire picked at her nails, shifting her weight from one leg to another. As she bit her bottom lip, she dried her damp palms on the side of her jeans and sighed. Bob hemmed and hawed as he contemplated his answer.

Sadie Hawkins events have long challenged teens’ confidence when rejection is imminent. This year’s Sadie Hawkins will encompass an evening of square dancing and roller-skating at Cal Skate. The annual campus Sadies event is now in its 20th year. Chris Schultz, student activities director, along with the leadership group, are in charge of the Sadies, evening on April 6.

“Sadie Hawkins is a really difficult event for us to put together,” Schultz said. “At public school, Sadie Hawkins is not hard to put together because the people that are in charge of it just hire a DJ and they can just dance the night away. But at FC, dances are not allowed so it is really stressful to plan because you want the students to be satisfied and the administrators to approve of it.”

Student leadership brainstormed ideas on what students could do a role reversal evening, but a lot of the ideas where too expensive or it just would not work out.

“We had some really great ideas for sadies,” Brian Casey, ’03, said. “However the expenses were to high and we wanted to keep the cost as low as possible.”

Though some students are willing to square dance, others would of preferred on spending time on the Board Walk in Santa Cruz.

“I am disappointed on not going to Santa Cruz,” Nick Carrera, ’05, said. “I am still happy that at our school we can have a Sadies and the thing that I like most about it is that you get to be with all you friends and that special girl.”

There are many different reasons why people would like Sadies. Most of the guys enjoy this event because they receive free clothes and it can be a confidence booster.

“I think the hoe-down will be okay,” Colby Hunter, ’03, said. “But roller skating will be off the hook, and the best part about it is that I get free clothes. It is also cool when a girl ask a guy in a unique way on a date.”

Sadie Hawkins will first begin with pictures at 7:30 p.m. at the Stevenson’s Ranch. Directions will be posted in the office. After the pictures, a hoedown will begin at 8:30 at the Stevenson’s house. Students then will travel will go to Cal Skate Clovis at 10:30 p.m. and skate until midnight.

For more information contact the high school office at 297-9464 ext. 126 or Cal Skate at 291-0242.

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