Calais High School

Quinn Sluzenski

The most expensive, extravagant, and exciting dance of the year is now over.  The Class of 2014 danced for the last time at their senior prom last Saturday.  They walked in surrounded by beautiful Las Vegas decorations; on the third time through, they donned sunglasses, wigs, and even a Duck Dynasty costume.  The seniors and their dates then attended a dinner and a dance at the Calais Motor Inn, where the DJ was so enthused he kept blowing the fuses in the building.

Now that prom is done, students are looking forward to upcoming events.  On Memorial Day, the marching band will be playing in the Calais parade.  There will also be representatives from the Student Council reading poems during the Memorial Day ceremony in the park.

On Sunday, May 25, SkillsUSA will be hosting a car wash to fund their trip to the national championships in Kansas City.  It will be held at EBS from 10-1.  There is no set price, but donations are accepted.

On May 28, the Tri-M Music Honor Society will be hosting a free concert for senior citizens and their guests at the Second Baptist Church.  There will be a variety of student performers, including the jazz combo, chorus, Meghan Clark, Jackson Greenlaw, Naomi Stow, and many others.  Refreshments will be served, and any interested people are welcome to come and enjoy the music.

On May 29, the senior class is hosting G-Force Laser Tag at Calais High School.  There will be an incredible laser tag course set up in the gym and time allotted both for children and for teenagers/adults.  Prices and times will be announced at a later date, so check in next week for more information about what is sure to be an awesome experience.

The Calais High School Filmmaking Club recently worked with Camille Howard and other Woodland students on an entry for the Great American No Bull Challenge.  They made a short film about the importance of addressing all sides of bullying in order to prevent it.  Now the movie is in the running for national awards, but it needs the public to vote for it.  If you have a few minutes to spare, please go to contest.nobullchallenge.org and vote for the film “The Bad Guy.”  Voting is very easy and can help our Calais filmmakers possibly receive national recognition.

Now that graduation is only a month away, the end of the year events are coming swiftly.  The Blue & White review will be on May 29 at 6:00, Class Night will be on June 6, and graduation will be on June 8 at 1:00.  However, due to the large number of snow days this year, the underclassmen will still have school for many days after graduation.  Whether you are a graduating senior, underclassman, parent, or just a community member, remember to make these spring days count!