Feathers, pearls, glowing table lights, chandeliers and much more all came together to transform the Academy Auditorium into a 1920’s venue for the 2017 Junior-Senior Banquet. The junior class successfully executed “An Evening of Mystery and Nostalgia” with the goal of honoring the senior class as graduation draws closer. The evening carried out the theme with a dinner, video segments featuring the seniors, a play and a challenge to the senior class.
Fourteen juniors played the roles in “Murder at Rundown Abbey” (produced with permission from Pioneer Drama) keeping the audience of over two hundred trying to figure out who murdered the butler at Rundown Abbey. When the curtains opened to reveal the set, the audience response acknowledged the attractiveness of the play set. The junior actors, costumed in a 1920’s style, demonstrated excellent acting skills and stage chemistry.
The evening culminated with the presentation of the time capsule, which will be opened at the class reunion in 2027, followed by Dr. Steve Pettit’s challenge to the seniors. At the end of the challenge, Dr. Pettit called all the seniors to the stage for the traditional prayer of dedication. After a dismissal by the junior class officers, students enjoyed photo time on the play set as well as outside in the Quadrangle. Members of the senior class agreed the event was a night to be remembered.