Written by Cordelia Yip, F.P. Walshe School Student and Livingstone Leaders Executive Member
Livingstone Leaders, a group of student leaders from across Livingstone Range School Division (LRSD), has been working hard since their first meeting in November to prepare for this school year's division-wide activity, a "SnowBall," a play on words meaning "winter dance." This event is sure to give students the opportunity to build connections outside of their schools and leave a legacy as LRSD's first in-person division-wide activity.
Last year, Livingstone Leaders had a division-wide Banana Split Day to see which school would have the highest percentage of student participants who bring a banana to school, which would then be made into a banana split made for them. With inspiration to continue embracing interscholastic connections, this year, Livingstone Leaders is hoping to take it a step further by hosting an activity where students have the opportunity to meet in person. Livingstone Leaders is also using this opportunity to build a connection to local communities and support local businesses, which has encouraged the students from each school in LRSD to approach local businesses to sponsor the SnowBall with their own products.
The SnowBall is open to all LRSD students in grades 9-12 and will take place on March 7, 2024, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at FP Walshe School. With an admission fee of ten dollars, students are sure to have an exciting social experience full of food, music, door prizes, games, cotton candy, photobooths, and school spirit. Each school has a limited number of tickets, and all schools will have started selling tickets to students as of February 9. Tickets can be purchased directly from the schools' Livingstone Leaders executives: Daniel Choi and Cordelia Yip from FP Walshe (FPW), Kassidy Needham from Willow Creek Composite High School (WCCHS), Meya Radvak from Matthew Halton High School (MHHS), Grace Darragh from Livingstone School (LHS), Nadine Hamilton from Crowsnest Consolidated High School (CCHS), and Jennifer Doerksen and Jordan Wilkinson from JT Foster (JTF).
Grace Darragh, the student representative of Livingstone School, said, "as a first-year Livingstone Leader, I have had the opportunity to see first-hand how much the Livingstone Leaders program can make a difference. I have also had the opportunity to plan a division-wide dance. There has been a ton of effort and time put into the planning of this dance. Thanks to Alysa Fisher, we can make this happen. This will make history, so grab your dress-up attire and sign up for the division-wide SnowBall dance on March 7th, 2024."