Freshman Semi Ticket Sales End April 4


Current sophomores pose for a picture at last year’s Freshman Semi.

Anna Van der Linden

Current sophomores pose for a picture at last year's Freshman Semi.
Current sophomores pose for a picture at last year’s Freshman Semi.

As the month of March draws to a close, it’s time for the freshman to head to the mall to purchase dresses, heels, and ties for the Freshman Semi-Formal Dance on April 17.  This year’s event will take place in the dining hall of the Renaissance Hotel, a hotel located at Foxboro’s Patriots Place. Student Council has been selling tickets for the Semi in the cafeteria during lunch for $65.00 each; however, final ticket sales will take place at lunch on April 3 and 4.

The cost of the tickets will cover a class of 2017 bracelet for each student, a photo booth, dinner with dessert, a DJ, unlimited beverages, cookies, and a favor to take home.

“Last year was the first year we used the Renaissance at Patriot’s Place and I was highly impressed with the quality of service and food,” said Ms. Kerry McMenimen, Student Council Advisor. Currently, 120 freshmen have bought tickets, and Student Council representatives are hoping for about 180 students to attend, or at least sixty percent of the grade.

Last year, the Freshman Semi consisted of dinner, dancing, and music from DJ Blaque. Additionally, the popular soda bar provided free beverages for everyone throughout the night.  Towards the end of the dance, students participated in a dance contest in attempts to win concert tickets for Wiz Khalifa and Warp Tour.

Previously responsible for the 2013 Freshman Class Semi-Formal, sophomore Student Council member Matt Moriarty said, “I think that Semi last year set a great precedent for the future dances, and people will be more apt to attend them now.”

With the success of the Winter Ball this January, the Rebel Rave in March, and last year’s Freshman Semi, the 2014 Freshman Semi-Formal planners are expecting high attendance numbers.

“Semi and other school events are important because these are the memories you have 10 or 15 years from now,”  said McMenimen. “These events are what build school community, spirit and culture.”