ASB Homecoming Dance sells out
December 7, 2016
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By Ayush Patel | Student Life Editor
ASB sold out Homecoming Dance tickets for the first time as a result of cheaper tickets, better publicity, and the increasing Irvington population. Around 750 students attended the dance altogether, and students with the ASB sticker purchased 250 tickets on the first day for ten dollars.
“We’ve been planning the dance since September,” ASB Secretary senior Krishna Vachhani said. “All of ASB helped me make decorations and tickets and publicize for the event. We spent several class days and weekend work days in order to finish our tasks, and we set up for the dance on the Saturday morning of the dance.”
Despite planning for the dance a month in advance, ASB had to resolve overcrowding issues. They moved the stage further towards the back wall of the gym in order to accommodate for the number of attendees, unlike most dances, in which half of the room is dedicated for the dance. In addition, ASB began rewarding students through a point system on the 5 Star application, which students could download on their phone for free and use the check-in code or bluetooth to check into an event for points.
“Besides moving the stage back,” Vachhani said, “we started rewarding students with points on the Five Star application for attending the dance. School events, surveys, and polls all award students points, and those points can be redeemed for discounts at the vendor and various merchandise.”
Overall, this year’s dance impressed students. Junior Sonali Malik said that ASB organized the dance well.
“There was a noticeable increase in spirit which made the dance a lot more enjoyable,” Malik said. “In particular, I liked the songs that the DJ played and the background that was set up against the big gym for taking pictures with our friends.”