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Sadie Hawkins dance launches at the Lakes

Left to right: Juniors Sawyer Adams, Kaden Pratt, Nathan Serrano and Thomas Dillard dance the night away at the Sadie Hawkins dance in the cafeteria on Feb. 9, 2024. Photo used with permission from Nathan Serrano.

Ocean Lakes’ Class of 2024 hosted their first ever Sadie Hawkins-themed dance.

This tradition is a twist on the normal way dates are asked by encouraging the girls to ask the boys to the dance, instead of the other way around.

American cartoonist Al Capp created a comic strip titled “Li’l Abner,” which sparked the creation of this American folk event on November 15, 1937. In the comic, Sadie’s father was concerned she wouldn’t find a suitable husband; therefore, he created a day to give his daughter an opportunity to pick who she desires. 

¨For many, Sadie Hawkins has a warm, nostalgic feeling and we wanted to make it a feeling here at Ocean Lakes,¨ said class sponsor Thomas Stewart.

The dance was held in the cafeteria on February 9, 2024. Students had the opportunity to purchase a classic ticket for $15 or append an additional two dollars for a paper invite and a pair of sunglasses for their perspective date. 

“I joked to my friend asking how guys do this on a daily because the experience was so nerve-racking for sure. It was a fun way to understand how guys feel when they ask their partner out,” said sophomore Kaydyn Ismail.

According to the class of 2024, they are now financially secure. So, they used the money they previously made from car washes and casholas to pay for security, a DJ and decorations.

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Kayla Carter, Staff Writer
Kayla Carter is a sophomore and a first-year journalist for The Current. She enjoys sports, the beach and hanging out with her friends and family. Kayla plays volleyball and JV soccer for Ocean Lakes, along with club volleyball outside of school. She is excited to learn more about journalism and hopes to continue it throughout high school.
Tameya Norton, Staff Writer
Tameya Norton is a sophomore and a first-year journalism student. Tameya plays volleyball, soccer and outside of school she plays volleyball for Club757. If Tameya is not at school or practice, she enjoys hanging out with friends, going on bike rides, writing and she loves to meet new people. In the future, Tameya hopes to be a journalist and write articles on top athletes and celebrities.

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