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Student council prepares for Sno Daze

New, unique approach to Sno Daze
Paxon Myers
Sophomore Shep Cox explains the upcoming Sno Daze week to his peers. Student council meets every Tuesday morning at 7:45.

With Sno Daze just around the corner, Student Council is in full swing, and preparing for the festivities. This year, though, with a new personal and unique twist for the students at Park with Student Council looking to explore other ideas. 

Freshman Clara Campbell said contributing to Student Council means a lot to her, especially when she’s helping her fellow peers by creating an event that they will remember. 

“I like to contribute to the students’ perspective and help the teachers and staff understand what students like to do in an event and what they will look forward to,” Campbell said.

Senior and president of Student Council Erik Lindell said the approach this year is to create something personal and unique for Park students.

“Well, this year, one of the things we’re doing is we’re trying to separate Sno Daze from the other dances like Homecoming or Prom by adding on different carnival-style games like skee ball and axe throwing,” Lindell said. “So we’re trying to give it its own unique identity in that way.” 

Civics teacher and advisor Emily Rennhak said a lot of behind-the-scenes planning goes on to produce a successful dance. 

“So this year, we’re doing Sno Daze a little bit differently. Instead of just a dance, there will be a DJ and music. But we’re also going to have a carnival theme with it,” Rennhak said. “So logistically, making sure we have enough vendors in terms of food and activities to accommodate the student body — that’s what we’ll be working on.” 

According to Lindell, Student Council is much more than just what you think. He said Student Council takes part in planning and prepping for school events. 

“Well, I think Student Council is really important in getting Sno Daze ready because we appreciate the administration for approving all this and letting us use their space,” Lindell said. “But Student Council is doing all the actual planning, execution, decorating and basically running all of Sno Daze.”

Campbell said the most important part of Student Council for her is getting the perspective of students for her and her peers. 

“To just get one of those students’ perspectives and like, again, help teachers understand what they want and like, enjoy more, rather than just a dance instead,” Campbell said.

Rennhak said the preparation leading up to Sno Daze is more than one would expect. 

“It starts way earlier than you would think,” Rennhak said. “So we were reserving space for Sno Daze back in September. And it takes quite a few months in advance to start planning out with the Student Council. Because then we need to reach out to other groups around the school and contact them and get proper permitting.”

Sno Daze will be on Feb. 11 in Park’s field house.


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